ruinous

adjective ru·in·ous \ ˈrü-ə-nəs \

Definition of ruinous

2 :causing or tending to cause ruin

ruinously

adverb

ruinousness

noun

Examples of ruinous in a Sentence

  1. The house has fallen into a ruinous state.

  2. a ruinous miscalculation of the financial markets left them bankrupt

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First Known Use of ruinous

14th century


RUINOUS Defined for English Language Learners

ruinous

adjective

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

ruinous

adjective ru·in·ous \ ˈrü-ə-nəs \

Definition of ruinous for Students

:causing or likely to cause collapse or destruction
  • a ruinous war

ruinously

adverb


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