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causing or involving calamity; disastrous:
a calamitous defeat.
Contemporary Examples

Beware Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Leslie H. Gelb January 28, 2011
Still in a League of Her Own Rachel Syme April 26, 2009
Why Netanyahu’s Afraid of Diplomacy Trita Parsi April 16, 2012
Italian Election News David Frum February 24, 2013
Hold Onto Your Penis David Frum, Justin Green November 28, 2012

Historical Examples

Arthur Mervyn Charles Brockden Brown
Patrick Henry Moses Coit Tyler
The City of Delight Elizabeth Miller
Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877 James Kennedy
Venice and its Story Thomas Okey

causing, involving, or resulting in a calamity; disastrous


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