Ca*lam"i*tous (?), a. [L. Calamitosus; cf. F. calamiteux.]

1.

Suffering calamity; wretched; miserable.

[Obs.]

Ten thousands of calamitous persons. South.

2.

Producing, or attended with distress and misery; making wretched; wretched; unhappy.

"This sad and calamitous condition." South. "A calamitous prison" Milton.

Syn. -- Miserable; deplorable; distressful; afflictive; grievous; baleful; disastrous; adverse; unhappy; severe; sad; unfortunate.

-- Ca*lam"i*tous*ly, adv. -- Ca*lam"i*tous*ness, n.

 

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