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disastrous adj : (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin; "the stock market crashed on Black Friday"; "a calamitous defeat"; "the battle was a disastrous end to a disastrous campaign"; "such doctrines, if true, would be absolutely fatal to my theory"- Charles Darwin; "it is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it"- Douglas MacArthur; "a fateful error" [syn: black, calamitous, fatal, fateful]

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From désastreux.


  1. Foreboding disaster; ill-omened.
  2. Of the nature of a disaster; calamitous.

Derived terms


foreboding disaster; ill-omened
of the nature of a disaster; calamitous

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