Definition of Calamity

1. Noun. An event resulting in great loss and misfortune. "The earthquake was a disaster"




Definition of Calamity

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

Definition of Calamity

1. Noun. An event resulting in great loss. ¹

2. Noun. An event implying a degree of awkwardness. ¹

3. Noun. The distress that results from some disaster. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Calamity

1. a grievous misfortune [n -TIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Calamity

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calamity (current term)
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Literary usage of Calamity

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1. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham (1879)
"If unintentional, such danger, when it is converted into actual mischief, takes the name of a calamity : offences, productive of such danger, may be styled ..."

2. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1808)
"... of the Harbour—An awful calamity— Reflexions. The entrance of the harbour is narrow and dangerous, being fenced on each fide by a range of precipices. ..."

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