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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: calamity (0.01074 detik)
Found 3 items, similar to calamity.
English → Indonesian (quick) Definition: calamity bencana, kecelakaan, musibah, petaka
English → English (WordNet) Definition: calamity calamity n : an event resulting in great loss and misfortune; “the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity”; “the earthquake was a disaster” [syn: catastrophe, disaster, tragedy, cataclysm]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Calamity Calamity \Ca*lam"i*ty\n.; pl. Calamities. [L. calamitas, akin to in-columis unharmed: cf. F. calamit['e]] 1. Any great misfortune or cause of misery; -- generally applied to events or disasters which produce extensive evil, either to communities or individuals. [1913 Webster] Note: The word calamity was first derived from calamus when the corn could not get out of the stalk. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] Strokes of calamity that scathe and scorch the soul. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster] 2. A state or time of distress or misfortune; misery. [1913 Webster] The deliberations of calamity are rarely wise. --Burke. [1913 Webster] Where'er I came I brought calamity. --Tennyson. Syn: Disaster; distress; affliction; adversity; misfortune; unhappiness; infelicity; mishap; mischance; misery; evil; extremity; exigency; downfall. Usage: Calamity, Disaster, Misfortune, Mishap, Mischance. Of these words, calamity is the strongest. It supposes a somewhat continuous state, produced not usually by the direct agency of man, but by natural causes, such as fire, flood, tempest, disease, etc, Disaster denotes literally ill-starred, and is some unforeseen and distressing event which comes suddenly upon us, as if from hostile planet. Misfortune is often due to no specific cause; it is simply the bad fortune of an individual; a link in the chain of events; an evil independent of his own conduct, and not to be charged as a fault. Mischance and mishap are misfortunes of a trivial nature, occurring usually to individuals. “A calamity is either public or private, but more frequently the former; a disaster is rather particular than private; it affects things rather than persons; journey, expedition, and military movements are often attended with disasters; misfortunes are usually personal; they immediately affect the interests of the individual.” --Crabb. [1913 Webster]

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