Calamity definitions

kə-lăm'ĭ-tē
Deep trouble or misery.
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An event that brings terrible loss, lasting distress, or severe affliction; a disaster.

A hurricane would be a calamity for this low-lying coastal region.

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Dire distress resulting from loss or tragedy.
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Any extreme misfortune bringing great loss and sorrow; disaster.
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The definition of a calamity is an event that brings loss or a disaster.

An example of a calamity is a tornado.

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An event resulting in great loss.
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The distress that results from some disaster.
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Origin of calamity

From Middle French calamité, from Latin calamitās (“loss, damage; disaster”), from clāmāre (“to shout, proclaim, declare, cry out”).