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Meaning of DISASTROUS

Pronunciation:  di'zastrus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  (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"- Charles Darwin; "it is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it"- Douglas MacArthur; "a fateful error"
 

DISASTROUS is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: black, calamitous, fatal, fateful, unfortunate
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis*as"trous\, a. [Cf. F. d['e]sastreux. See
{Disaster}.]
1. Full of unpropitious stellar influences; unpropitious;
   ill-boding. [Obs.]

         The moon In dim eclipse, disastrous twilight sheds.
                                               --Milton.

2. Attended with suffering or disaster; very unfortunate;
   calamitous; ill-fated; as, a disastrous day; a disastrous
   termination of an undertaking.

         Wherein I spake of most disastrous chances. --Shak.
   -- {Dis*as"trous*ly}, adv. -- {Dis*as"trous*ness}, n.

 
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