calamitous

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Calamitous \Ca*lam"i*tous\, adjective [L. Calamitosus; cf. F. calamiteux.]

1. Suffering calamity; wretched; miserable. [Obs.]

Ten thousands of calamitous persons. --South.

2. Producing, or attended with distress and misery; making wretched; wretched; unhappy. "This sad and calamitous condition." --South. "A calamitous prison" --Milton.

Syn: Miserable; deplorable; distressful; afflictive; wretched; grievous; baleful; disastrous; adverse; unhappy; severe; sad; unfortunate. -- {Ca*lam"i*tous*ly}, adverb -- {Ca*lam"i*tous*ness}, noun

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

calamitous

adjective

1: (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin; "the stock market crashed on Black Friday"; "a calamitous defeat"; "the battle was a disastrous end to a disastrous campaign"; "such doctrines, if true, would be absolutely fatal to my theory"- Charles Darwin; "it is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it"- Douglas MacArthur; "a fateful error" [syn: {black}, {calamitous}, {disastrous}, {fatal}, {fateful}]

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