Meaning of calamity

ca•lam•i•ty

Pronunciation: (ku-lam'i-tē), [key]
— pl. -ties.
  1. a great misfortune or disaster, as a flood or serious injury.
  2. grievous affliction; adversity; misery: the calamity of war.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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