Definition of calamitous in English:

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calamitous

Pronunciation: /kəˈlamədəs/

adjective

Involving calamity; catastrophic; disastrous: such calamitous events as fires, hurricanes, and floods
More example sentences
  • If there is to be a winner, it could be the result of a calamitous error or disastrous lack of discipline.
  • After a calamitous decline in the value two years ago, it's now more stable.
  • The area has entered an anxious era of landslides since the calamitous landslides of 1978.
Synonyms
disastrous, catastrophic, cataclysmic, devastating, dire, tragic
literary direful

Derivatives

calamitously

adverb
Example sentences
  • If Carey has done something so calamitously wrong that this severe a punishment is handed out then damn him.
  • People have suddenly and calamitously, for the stores concerned, stopped shopping.
  • The television network was forced, calamitously, to admit that the memos at the heart of the story were probably forged.

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Syllabification: ca·lam·i·tous

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