Definition of calamity:
incident, apocalypse, chance, accident, contingency, disaster, happening, annoyance, hap, hazard, whoops, cataclysm, oops, tragedy, drag, debacle, pest, own goal, peeve, help, catastrophe, menace, study at disaster, joke, fortuity, irritation, possibility, adventure, vexation, irritant.
adversity (part of speech: noun)
- hard times,
- bad luck,
- rainy day,
- hard luck
- bane (part of speech: noun)
- "The Healing of Nations and the Hidden Sources of Their Strife", Edward Carpenter.
- "The Blue Flower, and Others", Henry van Dyke.
- "Missionary Work Among The Ojebway Indians", Edward Francis Wilson.