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Synonyms for calamity
kəˈlæm ɪ ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. calamity, catastrophe, disaster, tragedy, cataclysm(noun)

    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

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. calamity(n)

    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. William Shakespeare:

    To die, to sleep --To sleep, perchance to dream, ay there's the rub,For in that sleep of death what dreams may comeWhen we have shuffled off this mortal coil,Must give us pause there's the respectThat makes calamity of so long life.

  2. Aeschylus:

    It is an easy thing for one whose foot is on the outside of calamity to give advice and to rebuke the sufferer. motivational quotes

  3. Colette:

    It's nothing to be born ugly. Sensibly, the ugly woman comes to terms with her ugliness and exploits it as a grace of nature. To become ugly means the beginning of a calamity, self-willed most of the time.

  4. 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.

  5. Andrew Arnold:

    The unfair targeting of MericaWear has proven to be an economic calamity.

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