What is another word for calamitous?

Synonyms for calamitous
kəˈlæm ɪ təs

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term calamitous.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. black, calamitous, disastrous, fatal, fateful(adj)

    (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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    fortunate

Wiktionary

  1. calamitous(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    destructive, fatal

  2. calamitous(adjective)

    Concerning or involving calamity, disastrous.

    Synonyms:
    destructive, fatal

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. calamitous

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

    Antonyms:
    felicitous, fortunate, auspicious, favorable, propitious, advantageous

Editors Contribution

  1. devasting

    Submitted by anonymous on December 17, 2019  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. calamitous(a)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "calamitous":

    disastrous, catastrophic, dire

How to pronounce calamitous?

Alex
US English
Daniel
British
Karen
Australian
Veena
Indian

How to say calamitous in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankingword
#271black
#1640dark
#8192fatal
#9389dim
#12840unfortunate
#13351destructive
#14856grim
#16120dire
#18988catastrophic
#19559sinister
#22839disastrous
#25029bleak
#25042bootleg
#29867shameful
#32663unlucky
#34766blackened
#41643contraband
#42259fateful
#43288hapless
#45257disgraceful
#45349smuggled
#117416mordant
#121753ignominious
#127931calamitous
#129078portentous
#137695inauspicious
#140999smutty
#157749inglorious
#285694opprobrious
#301343troublous

How to use calamitous in a sentence?

  1. Joe Stork:

    The humanitarian picture in Falluja is bleak and getting bleaker, greater international attention to the besieged towns and cities of the region is needed or the results for civilians could be calamitous.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  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.

Images & Illustrations of calamitous

  1. calamitous
    calamitous
    calamitous
    calamitous
    calamitous

Translations for calamitous

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for calamitous »

Translation

Find a translation for the calamitous synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these calamitous synonyms with the community:

0 Comments


    Citation

    Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "calamitous." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 13 Jun 2021. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/calamitous>.

    Are we missing a good synonym for calamitous?

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a human thesaurus?

    »
    Which of the following terms is not a synonym of "spread out"?
    • A. circularise
    • B. concentrated
    • C. unfold
    • D. dissipate

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for calamitous: