calamitous

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adjective ca·lam·i·tous \kə-ˈla-mə-təs\

Definition of calamitous

  1. :  being, causing, or accompanied by calamity calamitous events a calamitous earthquake

calamitously

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Examples of calamitous in a Sentence

  1. the calamitous state of the nation's economy

  2. a calamitous decision to sell their products online exclusively ruined the business

Origin and Etymology of calamitous

see calamity


First Known Use: 1545


CALAMITOUS Defined for English Language Learners

calamitous

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adjective ca·lam·i·tous \kə-ˈla-mə-təs\

Definition of calamitous for English Language Learners

  • : causing great harm or suffering



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