calamity Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “calamity” in the English Dictionary

"calamity" in British English

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calamitynoun [C]

uk   /kəˈlæm.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/
a ​seriousaccident or ​badeventcausingdamage or ​suffering: A ​series of calamities ​ruined them - ​floods, a ​failedharvest, and the ​death of a ​son.
calamitous
adjective uk   /kəˈlæm.ɪ.təs/  us   /-t̬əs/
calamitously
adverb uk   /-təs.li/  us   /-t̬əs.li-/
(Definition of calamity from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"calamity" in American English

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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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