ruinous

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adjective ru·in·ous \ˈrü-ə-nəs\

Definition of ruinous

  1. 1 :  dilapidated, ruined

  2. 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

14th Century

First Known Use of ruinous

14th century


RUINOUS Defined for English Language Learners

ruinous

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adjective ru·in·ous \ˈrü-ə-nəs\

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

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adjective ru·in·ous \ˈrü-ə-nəs\

Definition of ruinous for Students

  1. :  causing or likely to cause collapse or destruction a ruinous war

ruinously

adverb


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