black, calamitous, disastrous, fatal, fateful(adj)
(of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin
"the stock market crashed on Black Friday"; "a calamitous defeat"; "the battle was a disastrous end to a disastrous campaign"; "such doctrines, if true, would be absolutely fatal to my theory"- Charles Darwin; "it is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it"- Douglas MacArthur; "a fateful error"
of the nature of a disaster; calamitous.
foreboding disaster; ill-omened.
Origin: From désastreux, from desastre (modern désastre) 'disaster', from disastro, itself from dis- "away, without" (from ) + astro "star, planet" (from Latin astrum 'star, celestial body', from (astron)).
full of unpropitious stellar influences; unpropitious; ill-boding
attended with suffering or disaster; very unfortunate; calamitous; ill-fated; as, a disastrous day; a disastrous termination of an undertaking
Origin: [Cf. F. dsastreux. See Disaster.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'disastrous' in Adjectives Frequency: #959
The numerical value of disastrous in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of disastrous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of disastrous in a Sentence
Success and failure are equally disastrous.
A Keiko Fujimori government would be disastrous.
She has a lot of experience, but her policies have been disastrous.
If she joins us, we could stop this disastrous deal once and for all.
The situation is disastrous in Aleppo. Most areas are totally destroyed.
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- катастрофален, пагубен, бедственBulgarian
- desastrósCatalan, Valencian
- katastrophal, verhängnisvoll, verheerend, desaströsGerman
- katasztrofális, baljós, súlyosHungarian
- 처참하다, 재난Korean
- rampspoedig, rampzalig, sinister, onheilspellend, catastrofaal, noodlottigDutch
- бе́дственный, катастрофи́ческий, па́губный, ги́бельныйRussian
- ка̏тастрофа̄лан, kȁtastrofālanSerbo-Croatian
- ödesdiger, katastrofalSwedish
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