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"
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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.
America's defense budget is out of control, lacking strategic coherence, utterly mismanaged, ruinously wasteful and yet eternally expanding.
RUINOUSLY TAXED The President himself has this penchant for creating willy-nilly unnecessary jobs for these leeches, like the one of Cabinet Administrative Secretary (CAS).
We either act now or pay a ruinously high price in the future.
The dreaded B-word's sucked life and energy out of public debate for three years, a ruinously expensive diversion from addressing pressing economic and social needs.
With cigs costing an average of PS10.40 a pack of 20 after the Budget statement, this habit is ruinously expensive as well as lethal.
If not large areas of the city are destined to be ruinously blighted by wheelie bins and rubbish as we approach the year of the City of Culture despite whatever other environmental and public realm improvements are implemented in the meantime.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Senators Rand Paul and Tom Udall introduced a bill to end the ruinously expensive conflict in Afghanistan, declaring 'victory' in the longest war in US history after 18 years, some $2 trillion and over 100,000 dead.