ruinously


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.ruinously - in a ruinous manner or to a ruinous degree; "ruinously high wages"
Translations

ruinously

[ˈruːɪnəslɪ] ADVruinosamente
ruinously expensivecarísimo, de lo más caro

ruinously

adv ruinously expensivewahnsinnig teuer (inf)

ruinously

[ˈruːɪnəslɪ] adv ruinously expensivecostosissimo/a
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The cost of transporting him would make him ruinously expensive.
He is of most expensive, ruinously expensive habits; and if, in a moment of caprice and wilfulness, he were to marry this young lady, and so deprive himself of the means of gratifying the tastes to which he has been so long accustomed, he would--my dear madam, he would break the gentle creature's heart.
On the long lines, where it had to be as thick as a lead pencil, the expense seemed to be ruinously great.
This is a ruinously large number, from a profit-making point of view; but the inexorable fact is that in a telephone system nothing is insignificant.
No person living would be capable of so certainly extracting the correspondence from him, on such ruinously cheap terms as his old master.
One consequence is that it keeps us permanently in need of ruinously expensive skills from Western Europe and North America.
The talking orca also displays significantly greater dignity than a pack of reckless Tory orcs spouting dafter and dafter rubbish, after evidence confirmed they are peddling a ruinously expensive nightmare.
Clement Attlee (David Schofield), leader of the opposition Labour Party, demands Neville Chamberlain (Ronald Pickup) stand down as Prime Minister for "leaving our nation ruinously unprepared to face the present Nazi peril".
All politics are local' goes the saying, and that could not be more true for Balochistan, an area almost the size of France, thinly populated, resource rich and ruinously poor.
Considering the power being put through the front wheels though, this MINI is not ruinously expensive to run as average fuel consumption is claimed at 47.
Health care at an advanced age can be ruinously expensive, and in 2015 169,635 Lebanese over the age of 64 required hospitalization at some point.
Amy Fri C4 9pm Ruinously sad docu-film about the life and death of Amy Winehouse, directed by Asif Kapadia of Senna fame.