Definition of calamity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kəˈlæməti//
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈlæməti//
[countable, uncountable] (pl. calamities)
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an event that causes great damage to people’s lives, property, etc. synonym disaster Sudan suffered a series of calamities during the 1980s. His financial help saved the magazine from total calamity. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘disaster,’ and‘ distress’): from Old French calamite, from Latin calamitas.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: calamity

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