Definition of Disastrous

1. Adjective. (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin. "A fateful error"

Exact synonyms: Black, Calamitous, Fatal, Fateful
Similar to: Unfortunate
Derivative terms: Calamity, Disaster



Definition of Disastrous

1. a. Full of unpropitious stellar influences; unpropitious; ill- boding.

Definition of Disastrous

1. Adjective. of the nature of a disaster; calamitous. ¹

2. Adjective. foreboding disaster; ill-omened. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disastrous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Disastrous

disaster
disaster area
disaster planning
disaster supplies kit
disaster waiting to happen
disasterly
disasterous
disasterously
disasters
disasters waiting to happen
disastre
disastrous (current term)
disastrously
disastrousness
disatisfied
disattire
disattired
disattires
disattiring
disaturated
disauthorize
disauthorized
disauthorizes
disauthorizing
disavail
disavailed

Literary usage of Disastrous

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1. Twenty Years of Congress: From Lincoln to Garfield ; with a Review of the by James Gillespie Blaine (1884)
"ITS disastrous .EFFECT.— FEAR FOR SAFETY OF WASHINGTON. — ANTI-SLAVERY LEGISLATION. — DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. — COMPENSATED EMANCIPATION. — COLONIZATION. ..."

2. Europe Since 1815 by Charles Downer Hazen (1910)
"disastrous The turning point in the history of the Empire was the upon Napo- UP f°T Napoleon a host of enemies in France. One of leon m. its features had ..."

3. The Wilson Bulletin by Wilson Ornithological Club, Nebraska Ornithologists' Union, Wilson Ornithological Society (1904)
"A disastrous TRIP. WF HENNINGER. For several years it had been the desire of the writer to visit the famous Port Clinton (Ottawa County, O.) marshes to ..."

4. The Literary Digest History of the World War: Compiled from Original and (1919)
"In the meantime, the ruble had fallen to a disastrous discount in London and elsewhere, because, as Russia could not export goods in exchange for the ..."

5. The History of the Popes, from the Close of the Middle Ages: Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor, Ralph Francis Kerr, Frederick Ignatius Antrobus (1908)
"J But worst of all was the injury to \K moral power which the Holy See § had sustained, in that its occupant had again entered upon the disastrous policy of ..."

6. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... Piedmont having taken up the cause of Italy, was disastrous to the insurgents; and Milan (with Lom- bardy) again became subject to Austria. ..."

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