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
These NBA playoffs have been like bread sticks before the main course, so much filler and ruinous to the appetite.
The First Amendment Institute will help them fight those battles, without fear of a ruinous end—even in victory.
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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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