Calamitous - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kəˈlæmɪtəs|  American pronunciation of the word calamitous
Brit.  |kəˈlamɪtəs|  British pronunciation of the word calamitous

adjective

- (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin(syn: black, disastrous, fatal, fateful)

a calamitous defeat

Examples

the calamitous state of the nation's economy

...a calamitous decision to sell their products online exclusively ruined the business...

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