disastrous


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dis·as·trous

 (dĭ-zăs′trəs, -săs′-)
adj.
1. Accompanied by or causing distress or disaster; calamitous.
2. Extremely bad; terrible: a disastrous report card.

dis·as′trous·ly adv.
dis·as′trous·ness n.

dis•as•trous

(dɪˈz?s trəs, -ˈzɑ strəs)

adj.
causing great distress or injury; ruinous; very unfortunate; calamitous.
[1580–90; < Middle French desastreux, Italian disastroso. See disaster, -ous]
dis•as′trous•ly, adv.
dis•as′trous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.disastrous - (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequencesdisastrous - (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"
unfortunate - not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune; "an unfortunate turn of events"; "an unfortunate decision"; "unfortunate investments"; "an unfortunate night for all concerned"

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Translations

disastrous

[dɪˈzɑːstrəs] ADJ
1. (= catastrophic) [decision, reforms] → desastroso, catastrofico; [earthquake, flood] → catastrofico
that would be disastrous!?eso seria una catastrofe!
with disastrous consequencescon consecuencias desastrosas or nefastas
2. (= unsuccessful) [marriage, cake, novel] → desastroso
his first movie was disastroussu primera pelicula fue desastrosa or un desastre

disastrous

[dɪˈzɑːstrəs dɪˈzæstrəs] adj [consequences, effect, results] → desastreux/euse; [performance] → desastreux/euse; [event, day] → desastreux/euse
to be disastrous for sb → etre un desastre pour qn

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adj earthquake, flood, accidentkatastrophal, verheerend; marriage, day, consequencekatastrophal; dinner was disastrousdas Abendessen war eine Katastrophe; to be disastrous for somebody/somethingkatastrophale Folgen fur jdn/etw haben

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[dɪˈzɑːstrəs] adjdisastroso/a

disastrous

كارِثِيّ katastrofální katastrofal katastrophal καταστροφικός desastroso katastrofaalinen désastreux katastrofalan disastroso 大災害の 비참한 rampzalig katastrofal zgubny desastroso бедственный katastrofal ก่อให้เกิดความหายนะ korkunç thảm khốc 灾难性的
References in classic literature ?
At the end of a long and disastrous war, when both sides were exhausted and bankrupt, the Bumbo of Jiam intervened in the interest of peace.
When, therefore, servants, and princes towards servants, are thus disposed, they can trust each other, but when it is otherwise, the end will always be disastrous for either one or the other.
Circumstances of an imperious nature, which it is unnecessary to relate here, had prevented him from taking service with that gallant army which had fought the disastrous campaigns ending with the fall of Corinth, and he chafed under the inglorious restraint, longing for the release of his energies, the larger life of the soldier, the opportunity for distinction.