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One hypothesis that projected calamitous sea level rise is called the marine ice cliff instability.

Here was a rare opportunity, many of us hoped, for humanity to pause and redress the calamitous harm it had long inflicted upon nature.

Education leaders see it as a desperately needed remedy for a calamitous school year that left many students across the country struggling and falling behind.

The protagonists are earnest rubes, the antagonists villainous caricatures, and as in Wolfe’s best-selling tomes, the unlikely subplots thread into a fiery, calamitous climax.

Alayna Curry, an Orlando Health spokeswoman, said the hospital would not discuss Reggie’s calamitous birth, even though his mother has.

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.

Three calamitous invasions in one year might well have induced reflection in a statesmanlike mind.

One disaster after another had left him with the belief that he was marked out by fate for calamitous fortunes.

Her brother Rowsley might also be showing another sign of his calamitous condition.

While under sentence of death, Blake did not show a concern proportioned to his calamitous situation.

But we have nothing to do with the constitutionally luckless: the calamitous history of a simple empty stomach is enough.

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On this page you'll find 85 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to calamitous, such as: adverse, cataclysmic, catastrophic, deadly, devastating, and dire.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.