As nouns the difference between calamity and misery
is that calamity
is an event resulting in great loss while misery
is great unhappiness; extreme pain of body or mind; wretchedness; distress; woe.
An event resulting in great loss.
The distress that results from some disaster.
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- They were behind twice, first in the 11th minute when James Morrison scored a goal that was a personal calamity for Hart, and then four minutes into the second half when Kenny Miller eluded Gary Cahill to score with a splendid left-foot drive.
Great unhappiness; extreme pain of body or mind; wretchedness; distress; woe.
Cause of misery; calamity; misfortune.
- Ever since his wife left him you can see the misery on his face .
* put out of one's misery