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
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.
The companies’ founders, both of Indian origin, came to Congo more than two decades ago, acquiring copper-cobalt permits in the early 2000s as a ruinous civil war was coming to an end.
Like the preps, punks, and robber barons before us, you Fresh Princes of Bit Air must understand that our lifestyle has rules, and any deviation from them could prove ruinous.
Businesses are desperate for a transition agreement to avoid an economically ruinous departure next March.
In North America, projections suggest that resorts close to the western seaboard, especially in California, face a ruinous loss of skiing days.
The extreme weather that brought record floods and ruinous wildfires to the United States in the last year is just a taste of what’s to come, new research shows.
The scourge of crystal meth, with its exploding labs and ruinous effect on teeth and skin, has been all but forgotten amid national concern over the opioid crisis.
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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
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