Examples of ruinous in a Sentence
The house has fallen into a ruinous state.
a ruinous miscalculation of the financial markets left them bankrupt
Recent Examples of ruinous from the Web
Contrary to that ruinous Pioneer Peak experience, the world is not our personal toilet.
Mozambique's struggle against its Portuguese colonial masters spilled into a ruinous civil war that lasted for 20 years and engulfed the park.
Peasants face ruinous fines for minor offences, such as looking scruffy or refusing to dig communal ditches.
Boston’s deep cache of future picks would have kept that from being a ruinous turn of events, but being left without a new star or Fultz to show for his years of meticulous planning and flexibility would have made Ainge an easy punching bag.
USA TODAY Sports During the 2015-16 school year, benefits for major-college athletes jolted upward in ways that NCAA schools had seen as financially and philosophically ruinous less a decade earlier.
In the wake of a ruinous work stoppage, with Gehrig’s record in sight, his streak was one of baseball’s few positive stories.
Industry groups, including Associated Oregon Industries, had opposed the one-time levy, describing Cleaner Air Oregon as a job-killing initiative that would be ruinous and cause manufacturers to close.
The uprising later plunged the oil-rich North African nation into a ruinous civil war in which Seif al-Islam led Gadhafi’s loyalist forces against the rebels.
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First Known Use of ruinous
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
Definition of ruinous for Students
: causing or likely to cause collapse or destruction a ruinous war
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