disastrous

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adjective di·sas·trous \di-ˈzas-trəs also -ˈsas-\

Definition of disastrous

  1. 1 :  attended by or causing suffering or disaster :  calamitous a disastrous flood

  2. 2 :  terrible, horrendous a disastrous score

disastrously

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Examples of disastrous in a Sentence

  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.

1594

First Known Use of disastrous

1594


DISASTROUS Defined for English Language Learners

disastrous

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adjective di·sas·trous \di-ˈzas-trəs also -ˈsas-\

Definition of disastrous for English Language Learners

  • : causing great suffering or loss

  • : very bad or unfortunate


DISASTROUS Defined for Kids

disastrous

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adjective di·sas·trous \diz-ˈas-trəs\

Definition of disastrous for Students

  1. 1 :  causing great suffering or loss

  2. 2 :  very bad a disastrous performance



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