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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

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  1. calamitous

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

    felicitous, fortunate, auspicious, favorable, propitious, advantageous

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  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


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  1. devasting

    Submitted by anonymous on December 17, 2019  

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  1. calamitousadjective

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

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  1. List of paraphrases for "calamitous":

    disastrous, catastrophic, dire

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  1. 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.

  2. Cormac McCarthy:

    The truth about the world, he said, is that anything is possible. Had you not seen it all from birth and thereby bled it of its strangeness it would appear to you for what it is, a hat trick in a medicine show, a fevered dream, a trance bepopulate with chimeras having neither analogue nor precedent, an itinerant carnival, a migratory tentshow whose ultimate destination after many a pitch in many a mudded field is unspeakable and calamitous beyond reckoning.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. James Madison:

    The internal effects of a mutable policy are [...] calamitous. It poisons the blessings of liberty itself. It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man who knows what the law is today can guess what it will be tomorrow.

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