disastrous

adj.
VERBS
be, prove
become
ADVERB
absolutely, completely, quite, truly, utterly

The policy was absolutely disastrous for the economy.

fairly, pretty
potentially
ecologically, economically, environmentally, financially, politically
equally

This could have equally disastrous consequences.

Disastrous is used with these nouns: ↑consequence, ↑defeat, ↑effect, ↑failure, ↑fire, ↑harvest, ↑holiday, ↑impact, ↑marriage, ↑mistake, ↑policy, ↑result, ↑run, ↑season, ↑showing, ↑slump, ↑start

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  • Disastrous — Dis*as trous, a. [Cf. F. d[ e]sastreux. See {Disaster}.] 1. Full of unpropitious stellar influences; unpropitious; ill boding. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The moon In dim eclipse, disastrous twilight sheds. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Attended with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disastrous — I adjective all destroying, annihilative, appalling, bad, baneful, blighting, calamitosus, calamitous, cataclysmal, cataclysmic, catastrophic, crushing, damaging, deadly, deleterious, demolishing, desolating, destroying, destructive, detrimental …   Law dictionary

  • disastrous — 1580s, ill starred, from Fr. désastreux (16c.), from désastre (see DISASTER (Cf. disaster)) or from It. desastroso. Meaning calamitous is from c.1600. Related: Disastrously …   Etymology dictionary

  • disastrous — *unlucky, ill starred, ill fated, unfortunate, calamitous, luckless, hapless Analogous words: malign, *sinister, baleful: unpropitious, inauspicious, *ominous, portentous, fateful …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • disastrous — should be pronounced as three syllables (di zah strǝs), not as four (di zah stǝ rǝs) …   Modern English usage

  • disastrous — [adj] detrimental, devastating adverse, calamitous, cataclysmal, cataclysmic, catastrophic, destructive, dire, dreadful, fatal, fateful, hapless, harmful, ill fated, ill starred, luckless, ruinous, terrible, tragic, unfavorable, unfortunate,… …   New thesaurus

  • disastrous — ► ADJECTIVE 1) causing great damage. 2) informal highly unsuccessful. DERIVATIVES disastrously adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • disastrous — [di zas′trəs, di zäs′trəs, ] also [dis as′trəs, dis äs′trəs] adj. [Fr désastreux] of the nature of a disaster; causing great harm, damage, etc.; calamitous disastrously adv …   English World dictionary

  • disastrous — adj. 1) disastrous to 2) disastrous to + inf. (it would be disastrous to wait) * * * [dɪ zɑːstrəs] disastrous to disastrous to + inf. (it would be disastrous to wait) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • disastrous — [[t]dɪzɑ͟ːstrəs, zæ̱s [/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED A disastrous event has extremely bad consequences and effects. ...the recent, disastrous earthquake... The effect on coffee prices has been disastrous for the producers. Syn: terrible Derived words:… …   English dictionary

  • disastrous — di|sas|trous [dıˈza:strəs US dıˈzæ ] adj very bad, or ending in failure ▪ a disastrous first marriage disastrous effects/consequences/results ▪ Climate change could have disastrous effects on Earth. ▪ The move proved disastrous (=was disastrous)… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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