AskDefine | Define calamity

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calamity n : an event resulting in great loss and misfortune; "the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity"; "the earthquake was a disaster" [syn: catastrophe, disaster, tragedy, cataclysm]

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calamitas

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Noun

  1. An event resulting in great loss
  2. The distress that results from some disaster

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