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Synonyms for calamitous
kəˈlæm ɪ təscalami·tous

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  1. calamitousadjective

    destructive, fatal

  2. calamitousadjective

    Concerning or involving calamity, disastrous.

    destructive, fatal

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. calamitous

    disastrous, illfated, fatal, unlucky, hapless, unfortunate, inauspicious, troublous, illstarred, ill-omened

    felicitous, fortunate, auspicious, favorable, propitious, advantageous

Princeton's WordNet

  1. black, calamitous, disastrous, fatal, fatefuladjective

    (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"

    pitch-dark, black-market, shameful, dim, fatal, inglorious, portentous, grim, blackened, fateful, black, dark, sinister, opprobrious, bootleg, disgraceful, smutty, contraband, pitch-black, foreboding(a), smuggled, ignominious, disastrous, bleak, mordant


Editors Contribution

  1. devasting

    Submitted by anonymous on December 17, 2019  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. calamitousadjective

    disastrous, deplorable, baleful, ill-fated, untoward, dire

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "calamitous":

    disastrous, catastrophic, dire

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  1. David Axelrod:

    Even before we took office, we knew the economic catastrophe we were inheriting, which promised to be long and deep, meant we faced a calamitous midterm, that meant if we wanted to accomplish anything meaningful, it would have to come in the first two years, when we had large majorities in both chambers. It's why President Obama moved the Affordable Care Act when he did.

  2. Boris Johnson:

    The euro is a calamitous project, it will limp on with sclerotic growth rates, it will eventually blow up but I wouldn't care to bet when.

  3. Joan Laporta:

    There is no margin after a calamitous situation that was all down to the previous board of administration.

  4. Friedrich Nietzsche:

    Zarathustra was the first to consider the fight of good and evil the very wheel in the machinery of things: the transposition of morality into the metaphysical realm, as a force, cause, and end in itself, is his work. […] Zarathustra created this most calamitous error, morality; consequently, he must also be the first to recognize it.

  5. Andrew Byrnes:

    Punditry needs to pundit, right, but that would be one of a variety of calamitous results, one of thousands of reasons why the recall needs to be defeated.

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