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Definitions of calamitous

  1. Calamitousness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. Calamitously. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. Suffering calamity; wretched; miserable. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Producing, or attended with distress and misery; making wretched; wretched; unhappy. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Producing, or resulting from, disaster; as, calamitous floods often result from the overflowing of the Ohio River. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Making wretched: disastrous. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Producing or arising out of calamity, distress, or wretchedness. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for calamitous

  1. Out of a force of twenty- five men one had deserted, and ten were on the sick list, and the presentiment that the ill- looking neighbourhood of Kingaru would prove calamitous to me was verified. – How I Found Livingstone by Sir Henry M. Stanley
  2. The sufferings of the people afflicted by famine were deplored, they were regarded with deep pity; everything was done which could be done to relieve them, but it was hoped that out of this calamitous state of affairs would be evolved, through the overruling of Providence, a signal moral and spiritual benefit to the people generally. – Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877 by James Kennedy
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