Examples of calamitous in a Sentence
the calamitous state of the nation's economy
a calamitous decision to sell their products online exclusively ruined the business
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Having to navigate through such a tricky fixture is almost certainly not what Mourinho would've wanted - there is massive pressure on his side to return to winning ways, or else this season's title challenge could come to a calamitous end.
Tomlin is only too eager to move forward after a calamitous fourth quarter against the Patriots.
The cathedral shared space with a working salt mine, with predictably calamitous results.
Hamilton took full advantage of Vettel's calamitous start at the Marina Bay Street Circuit to win the race extending his lead in the drivers' championship from three points to 28 with six races remaining.
Then as now, a typical day might see the Dow Jones Industrial Average wiggle a few tenths of a percentage point; in the wake of calamitous news, the index might plunge as much as 5 percent.
The one exception, though, shows the potentially calamitous results of poor minority turnout: In 2009 African-Americans represented just 16 percent of the Virginia electorate, and Democrat Creigh Deeds lost decisively.
Eight weeks into a calamitous crisis on the border between Myanmar and Bangladesh, tired and desperate Rohingya Muslims, young and old, continue their exodus to what is becoming the world’s largest refugee camp.
There is a sense among his men and women that a single wrong move may be calamitous.
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Synonymsfatal, cataclysmal (or cataclysmic), catastrophic, damning, destructive, disastrous, fateful, ruinous, unfortunate
Related Wordsapocalyptic (also apocalyptical); hapless, ill-fated, ill-starred, luckless; adverse, baleful, baneful, damaging, deleterious, detrimental, evil, harmful, hurtful, ill, injurious, noxious, pernicious, prejudicial
Near Antonymsfluky (also flukey), fortuitous, fortunate, happy, lucky, providential; auspicious, bright, encouraging, fair, golden, heartening, hopeful, optimistic, promising, propitious, rose-colored, rosy, upbeat
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