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ca·lam·i·ty

calamity

 
 
pronunciation:
k lae mih ti
part of speech: noun
inflections: calamities
definition: an event causing great harm, pain, or destruction; disaster.
The tornado was a calamity for the town.
synonyms:
catastrophe, disaster, tragedy
antonyms:
blessing, miracle
similar words:
accident, adversity, affliction, blow, earthquake, flood, misfortune, mishap