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
Two calamitous decisions made by the Americans (dissolving the Iraqi Army and banning members of Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party from positions of authority) would prove fateful.
The link between commodity speculation and global food price weirdness just got stronger, and researchers warn that a new and potentially calamitous price bubble is imminent.
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Origin and Etymology of calamitous
First Known Use: 1545
CALAMITOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of calamitous for English Language Learners
: causing great harm or suffering
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