[ US /dɪˈzæstɹəs/ ]
[ UK /dˌɪsˈæstɹəs/ ]
  1. (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin
    a calamitous defeat
    a fateful error
    such doctrines, if true, would be absolutely fatal to my theory
    the battle was a disastrous end to a disastrous campaign
    the stock market crashed on Black Friday
    it is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it
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How To Use disastrous In A Sentence

  • Moreover some parts of gain will devolute to Italian Red Cross seriously employed in the disastrous earthquake land that hit the middle lands of Italia few weeks ago. MacMegasite
  • The results were disastrous, plunging the country into deep depression, with high unemployment, sharply falling living standards and serious political unrest.
  • For winemakers in the Rhone, 2002 was a disastrous year, with violent storms and huge rainfall during the harvest.
  • Measles, mumps and rubella are unpleasant diseases and an epidemic in this country would be disastrous.
  • But memories of prior political awakenings that ended disastrously were revived when the Polish military cracked down in 1981.
  • Then it all seemed to go disastrously wrong. The Sun
  • To entrust such commercial affairs to a non-executive board "has potentially disastrous consequences".
  • In paying homage to his political spoilsman and teacher, he had only narrowly been spared a potentially disastrous appointment.
  • Many of the insanities start in this fashion; and all such practices, instead of being encouraged, should be discouraged; and all experienced and intelligent students of psychical research warn those who "dabble" in the subject against the repeated and promiscuous indulgence in such practices -- because of the dangerous, even disastrous, effects upon the mind, in many instances. The Problems of Psychical Research Experiments and Theories in the Realm of the Supernormal
  • At all events, the disastrous term concluded quietly. The Longest Journey
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