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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

(dɪˈzæs 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"

disastrous

disastrous

adjective
Translations
كارِثي، مُفْجِع، جالِب للنَّكَباتكارِثِيّ
katastrofální
katastrofal
katastrofaalinen
katastrofalan
hörmulegur
大災害の
비참한
poguben
katastrofal
ก่อให้เกิดความหายนะ
fecifelâket getirenkorkunç
thảm khốc

disastrous

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

disastrous

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

disastrous

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

disastrous

[dɪˈzɑːstrəs] adjdisastroso/a

disaster

(diˈzaːstə) noun
a terrible event, especially one that causes great damage, loss etc. The earthquake was the greatest disaster the country had ever experienced.
diˈsastrous adjective
diˈsastrously adverb

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
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Pride goes before a fall, and the revengeful Snow turned the tables with disastrous success.
It was evident, that, with but one wave of his hand and a corresponding effort of his will, he could complete his mastery over Phoebe's yet free and virgin spirit: he could establish an influence over this good, pure, and simple child, as dangerous, and perhaps as disastrous, as that which the carpenter of his legend had acquired and exercised over the ill-fated Alice.
Those who had before known her, and had expected to behold her dimmed and obscured by a disastrous cloud, were astonished, and even startled, to perceive how her beauty shone out, and made a halo of the misfortune and ignominy in which she was enveloped.
If, then, to meanest mariners, and renegades and castaways, I shall hereafter ascribe high qualities, though dark; weave round them tragic graces; if even the most mournful, perchance the most abased, among them all, shall at times lift himself to the exalted mounts; if I shall touch that workman's arm with some ethereal light; if I shall spread a rainbow over his disastrous set of sun; then against all mortal critics bear me out in it, thou just spirit of equality, which hast spread one royal mantle of humanity over all my kind
The influence of brandy upon him, and of slavery upon her, had effected a disastrous change in the characters of both; so that, as far as they were concerned, I thought I had little to lose by the change.
The whole story would have been speedily formed under her active imagination; and every thing established in the most melancholy order of disastrous love.
He had not yet made up his mind whether he would, or would not, give more than a guinea for the wedding-ring; and he wasted the rest of the day to such disastrous purpose in one jeweler's shop after another, that he and the captain, and the new lady's maid (who traveled with them), were barely in time to catch the last train from London that evening.
But when she married again - when she took that most disastrous step of marrying you, in short,' said my aunt, 'to be plain - did no one put in a word for the boy at that time?
I had not seen him alone, since the disastrous issue of the attempted flight; and he had come, in his private and personal capacity, to say a few words of explanation in reference to that failure.
Thus far these beyond Compare of mortal prowess, yet observ'd Thir dread Commander: he above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent Stood like a Towr; his form had yet not lost All her Original brightness, nor appear'd Less then Arch Angel ruind, and th' excess Of Glory obscur'd: As when the Sun new ris'n Looks through the Horizontal misty Air Shorn of his Beams, or from behind the Moon In dim Eclips disastrous twilight sheds On half the Nations, and with fear of change Perplexes Monarchs.
But the announcement of the death of Joseph Buquet had served them as a brutal reminder that, whenever they had disregarded the ghost's wishes, some fantastic or disastrous event had brought them to a sense of their dependence.
This disastrous intelligence almost robbed Anselmo not only of his senses but of his life.