Definition of calamitous
: being, causing, or accompanied by calamity calamitous events a calamitous earthquake
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
Recent Examples of calamitous from the Web
But every two-strike pitch that Ramos delivered in his calamitous ninth inning at Marlins Park breathed new life into the Dodgers, and the outcome was a deflating 6-4 loss on Friday night.
After Brexit, there is no doubt that the U.K. will be in a calamitous position, with greater debts, reduced international standing, declining productivity—
Other aviation safety experts noted that while safety systems did work in the end, the incident was serious and could have been calamitous.
Erika was a finalist for her sprawling tale of Nestle’s calamitous response to a food-safety crisis with its monumentally popular instant-noodle packages in India.
WASHINGTON -- Bush administration officials should not be held personally liable for the detention and harsh treatment of illegal immigrants in the calamitous days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.
The leakfest is a boon to journalists covering this administration, but calamitous incompetence is something of an impediment to running the most powerful nation on earth.
Rather than build to a calamitous ending, as previous seasons have done, the first episode opens in the midst of mayhem and never lets up.
Flèksyon misk: The Haitian population has boomed in South Florida, especially following the calamitous 2010 earthquake.
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CALAMITOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of calamitous for English Language Learners
: causing great harm or suffering
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