- calamian islands,
- calamine brass,
- calamity jane,
- calamus scriptorius
Origin of calamitous
Examples from the Web for calamitous
As politicians, Clinton was capable where Ford was calamitous.
Thus far the one thing we know for sure: a calamitous plunge in voter turnout, down 7.3 points from 2008 levels.
There are two more interviews that go similarly—and even a calamitous speech given by both Bert Rodriguezes.
Forced sterilisation was by far the most calamitous exercise undertaken during the Emergency.
A second world war, he believed, would have calamitous effects, including imperiling his own children.“The Patriarch”: Joseph Kennedy Sr.’s Outsized Life|Jacob Heilbrunn|November 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
At the end thereof a calamitous fate took him up and made him its toy.The Court of Boyville|William Allen White
Were it not for the calamitous results which followed, the whole campaign might be called a "comedy of errors."The Second War with England, Vol. 1 of 2|J. T. Headley.
George had seen Eugene only once since their calamitous encounter.The Magnificent Ambersons|Booth Tarkington
Suppose we use this calamitous forenoon to choose the shapes we are to crystallise into?The Crown of Wild Olive|John Ruskin
His mouth opened—remained open—then filled to capacity with a calamitous sound of grief not unmingled with apprehension.Penrod|Booth Tarkington
1540s, from French calamiteux (16c.), from Latin calamitosus "causing loss, destructive," from calamitas (see calamity). Related: Calamitously; calamitousness.