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Calamitous vs. Deleterious

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Calamitousadjective

Concerning or involving calamity, disastrous.

‘The city was struck by a calamitous cyclone.’;

Deleteriousadjective

Harmful often in a subtle or unexpected way.

‘deleterious effects’; ‘deleterious to someone's health’;

Calamitousadjective

Suffering calamity; wretched; miserable.

‘Ten thousands of calamitous persons.’;

Deleteriousadjective

Hurtful; noxious; destructive; pernicious; as, a deleterious plant or quality; a deleterious example.

Calamitousadjective

Producing, or attended with distress and misery; making wretched; wretched; unhappy.

Deleteriousadjective

harmful to living things;

‘deleterious chemical additives’;

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Calamitousadjective

(of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin;

‘the stock market crashed on Black Friday’; ‘a calamitous defeat’; ‘the battle was a disastrous end to a disastrous campaign’; ‘such doctrines, if true, would be absolutely fatal to my theory’; ‘it is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it’; ‘a fateful error’;

Deleteriousadjective

causing harm or damage

‘divorce is assumed to have deleterious effects on children’;

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