What does calamity mean?

Definitions for calamity
kəˈlæm ɪ ticalami·ty

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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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Calamity

    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.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of calamity in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of calamity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of calamity in a Sentence

  1. The Hitopadesa:

    Circumspection in calamity; mercy in greatness; good speeches in assemblies; fortitude in adversity: these are the self-attained perfections of great souls.

  2. Samuel Richardson:

    Calamity is the test of integrity.

  3. Colette:

    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.

  4. Sydney Smith:

    Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything.

  5. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    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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