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calamity

noun [C] uk   /kəˈlæm.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/
a serious accident or bad event causing damage or suffering: A series of calamities ruined them - floods, a failed harvest, and the death of a son.
calamitous
adjective uk   /kəˈlæm.ɪ.təs/  us   /-t̬əs/
calamitously
adverb uk   /-təs.li/  us   /-t̬əs.li-/
Translations of “calamity”
in Vietnamese thiên tai…
in Spanish calamidad…
in Thai เหตุการณ์ที่เลวร้าย…
in Malaysian malapetaka…
in French calamiteux…
in German das Unheil…
in Chinese (Traditional) 災難,災禍…
in Indonesian bencana…
in Russian бедствие, большое несчастье…
in Turkish afet, beklenmedik kötü olay…
in Chinese (Simplified) 灾难,灾祸…
in Polish klęska, katastrofa…
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