Examples of disastrous in a Sentence
Half the city was destroyed by a disastrous fire.
The bad weather could have a disastrous effect on the area's tourism industry.
His failure to back up the computer files had disastrous consequences.
The strike was economically disastrous.
Recent Examples of disastrous from the Web
An independent team of dam experts says bad design and construction led to a disastrous spillway collapse at the nation’s tallest dam.
Residents throughout the Caribbean were preparing for yet another potentially disastrous storm.
Two senior Republican officials said Chief of Staff John Kelly is miserable in his job and is remaining out of a sense of duty to keep Trump from making some sort of disastrous decision.
The recession that began in 2007, combined with the long-term decline of print advertising revenue, was disastrous for all newspapers.
Throughout the world, baseless climate denial has largely disappeared into the fringes of public debate as the focus has shifted to how countries should act to avoid the potentially disastrous consequences of unchecked climate change.
Such an outcome would be disastrous for Britain, but also bad for the EU.
But at least for Tuesday night, Jimmy McLaughlin’s equalizing goal with the last kick of the game saved FC Cincinnati from a disastrous result and awarded the club a crucial point with five matches remaining in the regular season.
That's not only bad news for the region, the researchers say; should this bug spread to Africa, where more than 90% of malaria deaths occur, the consequences could be disastrous.
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First Known Use of disastrous
Synonymscalamitous, cataclysmal (or cataclysmic), catastrophic, damning, destructive, fatal, fateful, ruinous, unfortunate
Related Wordsapocalyptic (also apocalyptical); hapless, ill-fated, ill-starred, luckless; adverse, baleful, baneful, damaging, deleterious, detrimental, evil, harmful, hurtful, ill, injurious, noxious, pernicious, prejudicial
Near Antonymsfluky (also flukey), fortuitous, fortunate, happy, lucky, providential; auspicious, bright, encouraging, fair, golden, heartening, hopeful, optimistic, promising, propitious, rose-colored, rosy, upbeat
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