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ruinous

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adjective ru·in·ous \ˈrü-ə-nəs\

Simple Definition of ruinous

  • : causing or likely to cause damage or destruction

  • : costing far too much money

  • : falling apart : badly damaged

Full Definition of ruinous

  1. 1 :  dilapidated, ruined

  2. 2 :  causing or tending to cause ruin

ru·in·ous·ly adverb
ru·in·ous·ness noun

Examples of ruinous

  1. The house has fallen into a ruinous state.

  2. <a ruinous miscalculation of the financial markets left them bankrupt>



14th Century

First Known Use of ruinous

14th century


RUINOUS Defined for Kids

ruinous

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adjective ru·in·ous \ˈrü-ə-nəs\

Definition of ruinous

  1. :  causing or likely to cause collapse or destruction <a ruinous war>

ru·in·ous·ly adverb




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