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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ca·lam·i·tous a.
 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; wretched; grievous; baleful; disastrous; adverse; unhappy; severe; sad; unfortunate.
 -- Ca*lam*i*tous*ly, adv. -- Ca*lam*i*tous*ness, n.