Definition of calamity in English:

calamity

Line breaks: ca¦lam|ity
Pronunciation: /kəˈlamɪti
 
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noun (plural calamities)

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'disaster and distress'): from Old French calamite, from Latin calamitas.

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