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noun [countable/uncountable] calamity pronunciation in British English /kəˈlæməti/
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singularcalamity
pluralcalamities
  1. an event that causes serious damage, or causes a lot of people to suffer, for example a flood or fire
    1. a.
      used humorously about something that is annoying but not really serious

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