What is the meaning of ruinous?


  • Extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin.
    • usage: "a catastrophic depression"; "catastrophic illness"; "a ruinous course of action"
  • Causing injury or blight; especially affecting with sudden violence or plague or ruin.
    • usage: "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"
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APAWordNet. (2010). ruinous. Retrieved April 27, 2017, from http://smartdefine.org/ruinous/definitions/1182609
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