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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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. calamity(n.)

    Synonyms:
    disaster, misfortune, catastrophe, mishap, mischance, reverse, visitation, trial, blow, stroke, trouble, affliction, adversity, distress, hardship, casualty, ill luck, ill fortune

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. calamity(n)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    caéamity, disaster, catastrophe, curse

How to pronounce calamity?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
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How to say calamity in sign language?

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#84068cataclysm

How to use calamity in a sentence?

  1. Laozi:

    There is no calamity greater than lightly engaging in war.

  2. 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.

  3. Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu:

    There is no calamity greater than lavish desires.There is no greater guilt than discontentment.And there is not greater disaster than greed.

  4. Philip Hammond:

    Our partners in the EU need to be at their pragmatic best in helping to avoid the mutual calamity of no deal; and you – and we – need to carry on explaining the implications of a no deal exit, no matter who cries 'Project Fear'.

  5. Imtiyaz Ahmad:

    I can't bear any further loss should another calamity strike.


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