Definitions for calamitykəˈlæm ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ca•lam•i•ty*kəˈlæm ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. a great misfortune or disaster; catastrophe.

  2. grievous affliction; misery:

    the calamity of war.

* Syn: See disaster.

Origin of calamity:

1375–1425; late ME calamite < MF < L calamitās

Princeton's WordNet

  1. calamity, catastrophe, disaster, tragedy, cataclysm(noun)

    an event resulting in great loss and misfortune

    "the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity"; "the earthquake was a disaster"


  1. calamity(Noun)

    An event resulting in great loss.

  2. calamity(Noun)

    An event implying a degree of awkwardness.

  3. calamity(Noun)

    The distress that results from some disaster.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Calamity(noun)

    any great misfortune or cause of misery; -- generally applied to events or disasters which produce extensive evil, either to communities or individuals

  2. Calamity(noun)

    a state or time of distress or misfortune; misery


  1. Calamity

    Calamity is fourth album by California Pop music band The Curtains, released in 2008 on Asthmatic Kitty.

Translations for calamity

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a great misfortune

It will be a calamity if he fails his exam.

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