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At the same time, that new technology came with risks—it meant rulers could print lots of money, which sometimes led to ruinous inflation.

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The cost that MedStar would ask for, Turnage said, would be “ruinous” to CareFirst and AmeriHealth, and the city has not budgeted the money in its recently approved fiscal year 2022 budget to spend more on Medicaid.

Last year’s ruinous fire season is already at risk of being outdone in 2021.

Newspapers pulled reporters out of the South and quashed stories for fear of being slapped with potentially ruinous libel suits.

The law holds down insurance costs by shielding doctors from potentially ruinous malpractice awards for birth injuries like Justin’s, which require a lifetime of medical care.

Governments throughout Europe are having their Weimer moment—déjà vu with potentially ruinous consequences.

When the mines closed, decades of labor and planning were destroyed after half a life of ruinous work.

Apart from anything else, protectionism would be ruinous to developing countries.

I believe that the future of liberalism—and much else—depends on our overcoming this ruinous self-deception.

The result, particularly for young adults with expensive health conditions, could be financially ruinous.

The accumulations of his father must have been considerable when he entered upon his ruinous speculations.

One of the strongest objections against the use of the "Indian novelty" was its ruinous cost at this period.

They were anxious to know what might be done towards draining and relieving Holland from its ruinous state.

Lincoln Castle, much decayed and ruinous, is an appropriate feature of one of the public parks.

The castle, rude and ruinous, shows the work of many centuries, and was really a great fortress rather than a feudal residence.


On this page you'll find 90 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ruinous, such as: calamitous, cataclysmic, catastrophic, crippling, damaging, and deadly.

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