Pronunciation of Calamitous
/kɐlˈamɪtəs/, /kɐlˈamɪtəs/, /k_ɐ_l_ˈa_m_ɪ_t_ə_s/
Synonyms for calamitous:
Other synonyms and related words:
black, fatal, dim, frightful, cataclysmic, cataclysmal, smutty, devastative, blackened, smuggled, pitch-dark, inglorious, contraband, ignominious, black market, damning, ruinous, shameful, unspeakable, pitch black, fateful, grim, dark, Annihilatory, bleak, mordant, bootleg, opprobrious.
catastrophic, burdensome, unpropitious, miserable, troublesome, hard, unfriendly, disastrous, distressful, detrimental, untoward, inauspicious, adverse, unfavorable, tragic, unlucky, grievous, opposing, unfortunate, antipathetic, difficult, perilous.
disastrous; tragic (adjective)
baneful, loathsome, destructive, detrimental, heinous, repellent, atrocious, bad, hideous, terrible, evil, damnable, wicked, sinful, revolting, repugnant, sinister, monstrous, nefarious, abominable, disgraceful, foul, repulsive, offensive, reprehensible.
Sense 2 (noun)
Usage examples for calamitous:
- Forty days after this calamitous event, the tyrant Ricimer died of a painful disease, and two months later death also removed Olybrius. - "The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI.", Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton.
- Every local eye turned as by intuition to where the calamitous Tisdale sat, and fastened malignantly upon him. - "The Damnation of Theron Ware", Harold Frederic.
- I will now read to your Lordships a part of Mr. Holt's evidence, by which it is proved that Mr. Hastings was duly advertised of all these miserable and calamitous circumstances. - "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.)", Edmund Burke.