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    calamitous

    calamitous - Dictionary definition and meaning for word calamitous

    Definition
    (adj) (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin
    Synonyms : black , disastrous , fatal , fateful
    Example Sentence
    • the stock market crashed on Black Friday
    • a calamitous defeat
    • the battle was a disastrous end to a disastrous campaign
    • such doctrines, if true, would be absolutely fatal to my theory
    • it is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it
    • a fateful error
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for calamitous

calamitous= calamity+ous.. calamity has very unfortunate consequences.. i.e calamity is calamitous

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