Calamity

Definition of Calamity

Ca`lam´i`ty
n.1.Any great misfortune or cause of misery; - generally applied to events or disasters which produce extensive evil, either to communities or individuals.
Strokes of calamity that scathe and scorch the soul.
- W. Irving.
2.A state or time of distress or misfortune; misery.
The deliberations of calamity are rarely wise.
- Burke.
Where'er I came I brought calamity.
- Tennyson.

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accident, adversity, affliction, bane, blow, bugbear, burden, cataclysm, catastrophe, collapse, collision, contretemps, crack-up, crash, cross, crushing burden, curse, death, desolation, destruction, devastation, disease, evil, fatal accident, fatality, grief, grievance, harm, ill hap, infliction, misadventure, mischance, misery, mishap, nasty blow, nemesis, open wound, pest, pestilence, pileup, plague, reverse, ruination, running sore, scourge, shipwreck, shock, smash, smashup, staggering blow, thorn, torment, tragedy, trial, tribulation, vexation, violent death, visitation, woe, wreck, wretchedness
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