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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Calamitous  \Ca*lam"i*tous\,  a.  [L.  Calamitosus;  cf  F. 
  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.