ruinous


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ru·in·ous

 (ro͞o′ə-nəs)
adj.
1. Causing or apt to cause ruin; destructive: a ruinous habit; a ruinous rivalry.
2. Falling to ruin; dilapidated or decayed.

ru′in·ous·ly adv.
ru′in·ous·ness n.

ruinous

(ˈruːɪnəs)
adj
causing, tending to cause, or characterized by ruin or destruction: a ruinous course of action.
ˈruinously adv
ˈruinousness n

ru•in•ous

(ˈru ə nəs)

adj.
1. bringing or tending to bring ruin; destructive; disastrous: a ruinous war.
2. fallen into ruin; dilapidated.
3. extremely expensive.
[1350–1400; Middle English ruynouse < Latin ruīnōsus=ruīn(a) ruin + -ōsus -ous]
ru′in•ous•ly, adv.
ru′in•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ruinous - extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin; "a catastrophic depression"; "catastrophic illness"; "a ruinous course of action"
harmful - causing or capable of causing harm; "too much sun is harmful to the skin"; "harmful effects of smoking"
2.ruinous - causing injury or blightruinous - causing injury or blight; especially affecting with sudden violence or plague or ruin; "the blasting effects of the intense cold on the budding fruit"; "the blasting force of the wind blowing sharp needles of sleet in our faces"; "a ruinous war"
destructive - causing destruction or much damage; "a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism"

ruinous

adjective
1. extravagant, crippling, outrageous, inflated, wasteful, extortionate, excessively high, immoderate the ruinous costs of the legal system
3. ruined, broken-down, derelict, ramshackle, dilapidated, in ruins, decrepit, tumbledown They passed by the ruinous building.

ruinous

adjective
2. Having the capability or effect of damaging irreparably:
3. Falling to ruin:
Translations

ruinous

[ˈruːɪnəs] ADJruinoso

ruinous

[ˈruːɪnəs] adjruineux/euse

ruinous

adj (financially) → ruinös; priceextrem; to be in a ruinous state or in ruinous condition (building) → verfallen or baufällig sein

ruinous

[ˈruːɪnəs] adj (expensive) → costoso/a
References in classic literature ?
These are the five besetting sins of a general, ruinous to the conduct of war.
What is the ruinous discount which Mordecai, the broker, gets from poor Woebegone, the bankrupt, on a loan to keep Woebegone's family from starvation; what is that ruinous discount but a Fast-Fish?
I suspect that the strongest proof of their existence was the gloomy and ruinous look of the house, which was one of the oldest in the village, and the only one that was for rent there.
The Recruiting Sergeant" has the touch of grim desolation, which belongs inevitably to a country plundered of its men and swept with the ruinous winds of rebellion.
As I walked I was watching for every impression that could possibly help to explain the condition of ruinous splendour in which I found the world--for ruinous it was.
Bumble, turning out of the main street of the town, directed their course towards a scattered little colony of ruinous houses, distant from it some mile and a-half, or thereabouts, and erected on a low unwholesome swamp, bordering upon the river.
It was getting crazy and ruinous now, from long neglect.
I could not forbear admiring at these odd appearances, both in town and country; and I made bold to desire my conductor, that he would be pleased to explain to me, what could be meant by so many busy heads, hands, and faces, both in the streets and the fields, because I did not discover any good effects they produced; but, on the contrary, I never knew a soil so unhappily cultivated, houses so ill contrived and so ruinous, or a people whose countenances and habit expressed so much misery and want.
After having combined with the Executive in betraying the interests of the nation in a ruinous treaty, what prospect, it is asked, would there be of their being made to suffer the punishment they would deserve, when they were themselves to decide upon the accusation brought against them for the treachery of which they have been guilty?
In August he was at Smolensk and thought only of how to advance farther, though as we now see that advance was evidently ruinous to him.
The longer the war, the more ruinous the burden which your country and mine will have to bear.
If the Prince had not a temper, and if they were not playing for such ruinous points, I would entertain them all with these delightful confidences.