disastrous

[ dih-zas-truh s, -zah-struh s ]SEE DEFINITION OF disastrous
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The battle was disastrous for the Egyptians and the valley of the Nile was open to the invaders.

Was ever a man placed, he thought, in a position so inextricable, so disastrous?

It is natural to goodness and innocence, but not the less is the error a disastrous one.

Do not let this great and disastrous fall sink you into lower depths of sin.

Crane's racing season had been as successful as the Master of Ringwood's had been disastrous.

The return from this Crusade was as disastrous as that from the siege of Troy.

No, she dreaded not the most disastrous consequences; for, alas!

But be this as it may, to woman the result was no less far-reaching and disastrous.

The effects of this manner of looking at the question are disastrous.

And so the first Austrian invasion of Serbia came to its disastrous end.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, "ill-starred," from French désastreux (16c.), from désastre (see disaster) or from Italian desastroso. Meaning "calamitous" is from c.1600. Related: Disastrously.

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