What does calamity mean?

Definitions for calamity
kəˈlæm ɪ ticalami·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. calamity, catastrophe, disaster, tragedy, cataclysmnoun

    an event resulting in great loss and misfortune

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


  1. calamitynoun

    An event resulting in great loss.

  2. calamitynoun

    An event implying a degree of awkwardness.

  3. calamitynoun

    The distress that results from some disaster.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Calamitynoun

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

  2. Calamitynoun

    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. Mitch McConnell:

    I look forward to discussing what the United States can do to avoid a strategic calamity with my Senate colleagues and with senior administration officials when the Senate returns to Washington this week.

  2. Laozi:

    There is no calamity greater than lightly engaging in war.

  3. Philip Hammond:

    Our partners in the EU need to be at their pragmatic best in helping to avoid the mutual calamity of no deal; and you – and we – need to carry on explaining the implications of a no deal exit, no matter who cries 'Project Fear'.

  4. The Hitopadesa:

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

  5. Anuj Somany:

    Gone are the days when the flood or other natural calamity used to take place at one location but the flood of people were seen on each news channel and in every nook and corner of the space across the nation with a big box asking relief fund for the victims.

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