disastrous


di·sas·trous

adjective \di-ˈzas-trəs also -ˈsas-\

: causing great suffering or loss

: very bad or unfortunate

Full Definition of DISASTROUS

1
:  attended by or causing suffering or disaster :  calamitous <a disastrous flood>
2
:  terrible, horrendous <a disastrous score>
di·sas·trous·ly adverb

Examples of DISASTROUS

  1. Half the city was destroyed by a disastrous fire.
  2. The bad weather could have a disastrous effect on the area's tourism industry.
  3. His failure to back up the computer files had disastrous consequences.
  4. The strike was economically disastrous.

First Known Use of DISASTROUS

1594

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