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Synonyms for calamity
kəˈlæm ɪ ticalami·ty

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. calamity

    An accident is that which happens without any one's direct intention; a chance that which happens without any known cause. If the direct cause of a railroad accident is known, we can not call it a chance. To the theist there is, in strictness, no chance, all things being by divine causation and control; but chance is spoken of where no special cause is manifest: "By chance there came down a certain priest that way," Luke x, 31. We can speak of a game of chance, but not of a game of accident. An incident is viewed as occurring in the regular course of things, but subordinate to the main purpose, or aside from the main design. Fortune is the result of inscrutable controlling forces. Fortune and chance are nearly equivalent, but chance can be used of human effort and endeavor as fortune can not be; we say "he has a chance of success," or "there is one chance in a thousand," where we could not substitute fortune; as personified, Fortune is regarded as having a fitful purpose, Chance as purposeless; we speak of fickle Fortune, blind Chance; "Fortune favors the brave." The slaughter of men is an incident of battle; unexpected defeat, the fortune of war. Since the unintended is often the undesirable, accident tends to signify some calamity or disaster, unless the contrary is expressed, as when we say a fortunate or happy accident. An adventure is that which may turn out ill, a misadventure that which does turn out ill. A slight disturbing accident is a mishap. Compare EVENT; HAZARD.

    Synonyms:
    accident, adventure, casualty, chance, contingency, disaster, fortuity, hap, happening, hazard, incident, misadventure, misfortune, mishap, possibility

    Antonyms:
    appointment, calculation, certainty, decree, fate, foreordination, intention, law, necessity, ordainment, ordinance, plan, preparation, provision, purpose

    Preposition:
    The accident of birth; an accident to the machinery.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. calamity

    Synonyms:
    disaster, misfortune, mishap, catastrophe, misadventure, trouble, visitation, affliction, reverse, blight

    Antonyms:
    godsend, blessing, boon

Princeton's WordNet

  1. calamity, catastrophe, disaster, tragedy, cataclysmnoun

    an event resulting in great loss and misfortune

    "the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity"; "the earthquake was a disaster"

    Synonyms:
    disaster, catastrophe, tragedy, cataclysm

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. calamitynoun

    Synonyms:
    disaster, catastrophe, misfortune, casualty, reverse, adversity, mischance

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "calamity":

    caéamity, disaster, catastrophe, curse

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How to use calamity in a sentence?

  1. Sydney Smith:

    Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything.

  2. Manjula Sharma:

    How could anybody do this? it's not war. It's not drought. It's not natural calamity. It's torture.

  3. Oswald Chambers:

    We say, sorrow, disaster, calamity. God says, chastening and it sounds sweet to him though it is a discord to our ears. Don't faint when you are rebuked, and don't despise the chastening of the Lord. In your patience possess your souls.

  4. Philip Hynes:

    This is the next significant miscalculation. The next will be barring certain candidates from running in District Council elections. Both will nicely inflame tensions and increase protests and actions, as that happens, the prospects for the third pending calamity will rise exponentially, postponement of District Council elections. Then it will descend into sustained chaos.

  5. Publilius Syrus:

    Learn to see in another's calamity the ills which you should avoid.


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