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"
An event resulting in great loss.
An event implying a degree of awkwardness.
The distress that results from some disaster.
any great misfortune or cause of misery; -- generally applied to events or disasters which produce extensive evil, either to communities or individuals
a state or time of distress or misfortune; misery
Calamity is fourth album by California Pop music band The Curtains, released in 2008 on Asthmatic Kitty.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kal-am′i-ti, n. a great misfortune: affliction.—adj. Calam′itous, making wretched, disastrous.—adv. Calam′itously, in a calamitous manner.—n. Calam′itousness, the quality of producing distress: distress: misery. [Fr. calamité—L. calamitat-em.]
The numerical value of calamity in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of calamity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of calamity in a Sentence
Circumspection in calamity; mercy in greatness; good speeches in assemblies; fortitude in adversity: these are the self-attained perfections of great souls.
Calamity is the test of integrity.
It's nothing to be born ugly. Sensibly, the ugly woman comes to terms with her ugliness and exploits it as a grace of nature. To become ugly means the beginning of a calamity, self-willed most of the time.
Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything.
In the highest civilization, the book is still the highest delight. He who has once known its satisfactions is provided with a resource against calamity.
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- нещастие, бедствиеBulgarian
- Unheil, Kalamität, UnglückGerman
- katastrofo, plagoEsperanto
- suuronnettomuus, suurtuhoFinnish
- 災難, 災い, 災厄Japanese
- calamitate, flagel, calamitățiRomanian
- бедствие, катастрофа, беда, несчастьеRussian
- katastrof, tragediSwedish
- tai hoạVietnamese
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