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
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