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

(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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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.
The disastrous surprisal of this hunting party is cited by Captain Bonneville to show the importance of vigilant watching and judicious encampments in the Indian country.
Sheldon saw how imperative it was to teach his new-caught cannibals that bad examples were disastrous things to pattern after, and he urged Seelee on night and day, while with the Tahitians he practically lived in the bush, leaving Joan in charge of the plantation.
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
Thus there will be no need for you to exhaust your strength, nor will I allow you to do so--I will not have you carry out your disastrous intention.
She philosophically noted dates as they came past in the revolution of the year; the disastrous night of her undoing at Trantridge with its dark background of The Chase; also the dates of the baby's birth and death; also her own birthday; and every other day individualized by incidents in which she had taken some share.
In any of these eventualities the flank march that brought salvation might have proved disastrous.
But he clearly and indubitably realized that the icon, its frame, the candles, the priest, and the thanksgiving service, though very important and necessary in church, could do nothing for him here, and that there was and could be no connexion between those candles and services and his present disastrous plight.
It is apparent that Avis Everhard completed the Manuscript during the last days of preparation for the Second Revolt; hence the fact that there is no mention of the disastrous outcome of the Second Revolt.
Keeping ever close by the work of excavation, he busied himself incessantly with the welfare and health of his workpeople, and was singularly fortunate in warding off the epidemics common to large communities of men, and so disastrous in those regions of the globe which are exposed to the influences of tropical climates.