Examples of ruinous in a Sentence
The house has fallen into a ruinous state.
a ruinous miscalculation of the financial markets left them bankrupt
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In the days after the crash, the prospects of Huerta’s defense would go from bad to ruinous.
But the result is a patchy, off-kilter kind of production in which the sisters, for example, giggle joyfully on their way to relieve the Hummel family from its ruinous, squalid poverty.
What are the odds this just becomes a ruinous, all-encompassing war?
Iraq’s next leader faces challenges stemming from the ruinous occupation of the Islamic State and the nearly four-year war to expel the militant group.
When Mitt Romney first began to explore a bid for a Utah Senate seat, a certain segment of #resistance Twitter cheered the notion of Romney as white knight, standing triumphantly in the ruinous path of one Donald Trump.
In this form, online gambling, odious and often ruinous in itself, also reduces players to isolated generators of statistics and the games and actual teams to an irrelevance.
How do women and men deal with the sudden, disastrous and possibly ruinous trials?
South Sudan: Where a ruinous civil war is dragging on, UNICEF is funding a program called Communicating for Peace in South Sudan that works with a radio network to offer instructive radio dramas.
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RUINOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ruinous for English Language Learners
: causing or likely to cause damage or destruction
: costing far too much money
: falling apart : badly damaged
RUINOUS Defined for Kids
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