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CALAMITOUS

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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.


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CALAMITOUS (adjective)


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Meaning:

(of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin

Synonyms:

calamitous; disastrous; fatal; fateful; black

Context examples:

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

Similar:

unfortunate (not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune)


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