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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Calamitous  \Ca*lam"i*tous\,  a.  [L.  Calamitosus;  cf  F. 
  calamiteux.] 
  1.  Suffering  calamity;  wretched;  miserable.  [Obs.] 
 
  Ten  thousands  of  calamitous  persons.  --South. 
 
  2.  Producing,  or  attended  with  distress  and  misery;  making 
  wretched;  wretched;  unhappy.  ``This  sad  and  calamitous 
  condition.''  --South.  ``A  calamitous  prison''  --Milton. 
 
  Syn:  Miserable;  deplorable;  distressful;  afflictive; 
  wretched;  grievous;  baleful;  disastrous;  adverse; 
  unhappy;  severe;  sad;  unfortunate.  -- 
  {Ca*lam"i*tous*ly},  adv  --  {Ca*lam"i*tous*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  calamitous 
  adj  :  (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"-  Charles  Darwin;  "it  is  fatal  to  enter  any  war 
  without  the  will  to  win  it"-  Douglas  MacArthur;  "a 
  fateful  error"  [syn:  {black},  {disastrous},  {fatal},  {fateful}] 




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