Synonyms for disastrous
dɪˈzæs trəs, -ˈzɑ strəsdis·as·trous
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of the nature of a disaster; calamitous.
foreboding disaster; ill-omened.
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black, calamitous, disastrous, fatal, fatefuladjective
(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"
pitch-dark, black-market, shameful, dim, fatal, inglorious, portentous, grim, calamitous, blackened, fateful, black, dark, sinister, opprobrious, bootleg, disgraceful, smutty, contraband, pitch-black, foreboding(a), smuggled, ignominious, bleak, mordant
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I think it would be quite disastrous, actually. Well I don’t think I should say disastrous because that is an excessive word and I should refrain from excessive words. But it would certainly have a negative impact on global growth.
Oil prices have dropped to about 40 percent of their level last year. Iraq's economy and budget relies 85 percent on oil and this has been disastrous for us.
Passive acceptance of the teacher's wisdom is easy to most boys and girls. It involves no effort of independent thought, and seems rational because the teacher knows more than his pupils it is moreover the way to win the favour of the teacher unless he is a very exceptional man. Yet the habit of passive acceptance is a disastrous one in later life. It causes man to seek and to accept a leader, and to accept as a leader whoever is established in that position.
It would be perilous for us, as leaders of the Church, to consider that the scandal of clergy sexual abuse is for the most part a matter of history and not a pressing concern here and now, its not a pleasant topic. It's easier just to ignore it and hope it will go away (but) when we are defensive and secretive, the results are disastrous.
One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one.
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- пагубен, катастрофален, бедственBulgarian
- desastrósCatalan, Valencian
- katastrophal, verhängnisvoll, verheerend, desaströsGerman
- katasztrofális, súlyos, baljósHungarian
- 처참하다, 재난Korean
- onheilspellend, catastrofaal, noodlottig, rampspoedig, sinister, rampzaligDutch
- па́губный, катастрофи́ческий, ги́бельный, бе́дственныйRussian
- kȁtastrofālan, ка̏тастрофа̄ланSerbo-Croatian
- ödesdiger, katastrofalSwedish
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