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Definitions for disastrous
dɪˈzæs trəs, -ˈzɑ strəsdis·as·trous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"


  1. disastrous(Adjective)

    of the nature of a disaster; calamitous.

    Etymology: 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)).

  2. disastrous(Adjective)

    foreboding disaster; ill-omened.

    Etymology: 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)).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disastrous(adj)

    full of unpropitious stellar influences; unpropitious; ill-boding

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dsastreux. See Disaster.]

  2. Disastrous(adj)

    attended with suffering or disaster; very unfortunate; calamitous; ill-fated; as, a disastrous day; a disastrous termination of an undertaking

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dsastreux. See Disaster.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'disastrous' in Adjectives Frequency: #959

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disastrous in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disastrous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of disastrous in a Sentence

  1. Gary Shapiro:

    Our industry supports more than 18 million U.S. jobs – but raising tariffs will be disastrous, the tariffs already in place have cost the American technology sector about $1 billion more a month since October. That can be life or death for small businesses and startups that can't absorb the added costs.

  2. Bill Clinton:

    Now I don't say this because of typical political disagreements - liberals and conservatives say Trump's ideas would be disastrous, economists on the right, the left and the center all agree Trump would throw us back into recession.

  3. Nancy Pelosi:

    While Republicans scramble to make TrumpCare even more destructive, our Caucus must continue to be fully engaged today in exposing its disastrous consequences for the American people.

  4. Kenneth Sullivan:

    It is impossible to keep our grocery stores stocked if our plants are not running, these facility closures will also have severe, perhaps disastrous, repercussions for many in the supply chain.

  5. Susan Nicolai:

    The new analysis ...(confirms) 2015 was a disastrous year for children who had their education disrupted by wars and natural disasters, world leaders need to urgently guarantee that there isn't a future humanitarian emergency response where education isn't seen as critical.

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