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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences.

Usage examples (36)
  • By this it appears that it was advisable and seasonable only in calamitous times, and times of present distress, 1
  • That is what is most calamitous, that is the most dramatic.
  • We will recall the calamitous response to that disaster, during which some kids weren't reunited with their families for up to six months.
  • Accidental spillage in these areas would be "calamitous". for more
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