Calamitous

  • 1 Calamitous — Ca*lam i*tous, a. [L. Calamitosus; cf. F. calamiteux.] [1913 Webster] 1. Suffering calamity; wretched; miserable. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Ten thousands of calamitous persons. South. [1913 Webster] 2. Producing, or attended with distress and misery; …

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  • 2 calamitous — index adverse (negative), deadly, deplorable, dire, disastrous, fatal, harmful, hostile …

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  • 3 calamitous — 1540s, from Fr. calamiteux (16c.), from L. calamitosus causing loss, destructive, from calamitas (see CALAMITY (Cf. calamity)) …

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  • 4 calamitous — *unlucky, disastrous, ill starred, ill fated, unfortunate, luckless, hapless …

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  • 5 calamitous — [adj] disastrous; tragic adverse, afflictive, blighting, cataclysmic, catastrophic, deadly, deplorable, devastating, dire, fatal, grievous, harmful, heartbreaking, lamentable, messy, pernicious, regrettable, ruinous, unfavorable, unfortunate,… …

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  • 6 calamitous — [kə lam′ə təs] adj. [MFr calamiteux < L calamitosus] causing or bringing calamity calamitously adv …

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  • 7 calamitous — [[t]kəlæ̱mɪtəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe an event or situation as calamitous, you mean it is very unfortunate or serious. [FORMAL] ...the calamitous state of the country. ...a calamitous air crash. Syn: disastrous …

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  • 8 calamitous — adjective Date: 1545 being, causing, or accompanied by calamity < calamitous events > • calamitously adverb …

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  • 9 calamitous — calamitously, adv. calamitousness, n. /keuh lam i teuhs/, adj. causing or involving calamity; disastrous: a calamitous defeat. [1535 45; CALAMIT(Y) + OUS] Syn. catastrophic, ruinous, devastating. Ant. beneficial, advantageous. * * * …

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  • 10 calamitous — adjective their calamitous adventure became legendary Syn: disastrous, catastrophic, cataclysmic, devastating, dire, tragic; literary direful …

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  • 11 calamitous — /kəˈlæmətəs/ (say kuh lamuhtuhs) adjective causing or involving calamity; disastrous: a calamitous defeat. {Latin calamitōsus} –calamitously, adverb –calamitousness, noun …

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  • 12 calamitous — calamity ► NOUN (pl. calamities) ▪ an event causing great and sudden damage or distress. DERIVATIVES calamitous adjective calamitously adverb. ORIGIN Latin calamitas …

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  • 13 calamitous — adjective (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin the stock market crashed on Black Friday a calamitous defeat the battle was a disastrous end to a disastrous campaign such doctrines, if true, would be… …

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  • 14 calamitous — adjective Concerning or involving calamity, disastrous. Syn: destructive, fatal …

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  • 15 calamitous — Synonyms and related words: afflictive, awful, baneful, black, cataclysmal, cataclysmic, catastrophic, consuming, consumptive, deadly, demolishing, demolitionary, depredatory, desolating, destroying, destructive, devastating, dire, disastrous,… …

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  • 16 calamitous — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. disastrous, catastrophic, ruinous, unfortunate; see harmful , unfavorable 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. disastrous, catastrophic, ruinous, devastating, cataclysmic, grievous, fatal, tragic, dire. ANT.: blessed,… …

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  • 17 calamitous — ca·lam·i·tous || kÉ™ læmɪtÉ™s adj. of calamity; distressing, miserable …

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  • 18 calamitous — a. Disastrous, unlucky, unfortunate, adverse, untoward, unhappy, unprosperous, hapless, ill fated, ill starred, deplorable, ruinous, miserable, wretched, dreadful, distressful, distressing, baleful, severe, afflictive, sad, grievous …

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  • 19 calamitous — adj 1. catastrophic, cataclysmic, cataclysmal, tragic, disastrous, ruinous; destructive, destroying, devastating, withering, demolishing, ravaging, desolating. 2. fatal, dire, black, ill starred, ill fated, star crossed; inauspicious,… …

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  • 20 calamitous — ca·lam·i·tous …

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