calamitous


calamitous

adjective

  1. causing or involving calamity; disastrous: a calamitous defeat.

adjective

  1. causing, involving, or resulting in a calamity; disastrous
adj.

1540s, from French calamiteux (16c.), from Latin calamitosus “causing loss, destructive,” from calamitas (see calamity). Related: Calamitously; calamitousness.

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