disastrous ADJECTIVE 1) causing great damage. 2) informal highly unsuccessful.
DERIVATIVES disastrously adverb.

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  • disastrously — adv. Disastrously is used with these adjectives: ↑wrong Disastrously is used with these verbs: ↑end …   Collocations dictionary

  • disastrously — adverb in a disastrous manner the real value of the trust capital may be disastrously less than when the trust began • Derived from adjective: ↑disastrous …   Useful english dictionary

  • Disastrously — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disastrously — adverb see disastrous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • disastrously — See disastrous. * * * …   Universalium

  • disastrously — adverb In a disastrous way. (Of the nature of a disaster; calamitously.) …   Wiktionary

  • disastrously — adv. in disastrous manner, calamitously; terribly, awfully …   English contemporary dictionary

  • disastrously — di·sas·trous·ly …   English syllables

  • disastrously — See: disastrous …   English dictionary

  • disastrous — disastrously, adv. disastrousness, n. /di zas treuhs, zah streuhs/, adj. 1. causing great distress or injury; ruinous; very unfortunate; calamitous: The rain and cold proved disastrous to his health. 2. Archaic. foreboding disaster. [1580 90; …   Universalium

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