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calamitynoun [C]

uk   /kəˈlæm.ə.ti/  us   /kəˈlæm.ə.t̬i/
calamitous
adjective uk   /kəˈlæm.ɪ.təs/  us   /kəˈlæm.ə.t̬əs/
calamitously
adverb uk   /kəˈlæm.ɪ.təs.li/  us   /kəˈlæm.ə.t̬əs.li/
(Definition of calamity from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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calamitynoun [C]

 us   /kəˈlæm·ɪ·t̬i/
an ​event that ​causes much ​suffering to many ​people: The ​factory closings were a calamity for the ​wholecity.
(Definition of calamity from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “calamity”
in Spanish calamidad…
in Vietnamese thiên tai…
in Malaysian malapetaka…
in Thai เหตุการณ์ที่เลวร้าย…
in French calamiteux…
in German das Unheil…
in Chinese (Simplified) 灾难,灾祸…
in Turkish afet, beklenmedik kötü olay…
in Russian бедствие, большое несчастье…
in Indonesian bencana…
in Chinese (Traditional) 災難,災禍…
in Polish klęska, katastrofa…
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