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Dictionary entry overview: What does calamitous mean?
• CALAMITOUS (adjective)
The adjective CALAMITOUS has 1 sense:
1. (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin
Familiarity information: CALAMITOUS used as an adjective is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||calamitous [BACK TO TOP]|
(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 absolutely fatal to my theory / it is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it / a fateful error
unfortunate (not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune)
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