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calamity

ca·lam·i·ty

calamity

 
pronunciation:
k lae mih ti
part of speech: noun
inflections: calamities
definition 1: an event causing extreme harm, suffering, or destruction; disaster.
synonyms:
catastrophe, disaster, tragedy
antonyms:
blessing, godsend, miracle
similar words:
accident, adversity, affliction, blow, cataclysm, earthquake, flood, misfortune, mishap
definition 2: a state of extreme misery and suffering.
synonyms:
agony, distress, misery, pain, suffering, tribulation
similar words:
depression, despair, grief, sadness, sorrow