What does calamitous mean?

calamitous meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1540s, from French calamiteux (16c.), from Latin calamitosus "causing reduction, destructive," from calamitas (see disaster). Relevant: Calamitously; calamitousness.

calamitous meaning in General Dictionary

(of events) having extremely regrettable or dire consequences; bringing spoil

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  • putting up with disaster; wretched; unhappy.
  • yielding, or went to with distress and distress; making wretched; wretched; unhappy.

Sentence Examples with the word calamitous

A calamitous atmospheric feature is the periodical arrival of storms called typhoons (Japanese tai-fu or great wind).

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