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Synonyms for disastrous
dɪˈzæs trəs, -ˈzɑ strəsdis·as·trous

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  1. disastrousadjective

    inauscuous, cataclysmic, ill-boding, sinister, catastrophic

  2. disastrousadjective

    of the nature of a disaster; calamitous.

    sinister, cataclysmic, ill-boding, catastrophic, inauscuous

  3. disastrousadjective

    foreboding disaster; ill-omened.

    ill-boding, sinister, catastrophic, inauscuous, cataclysmic

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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


Editors Contribution

  1. devasting

    Submitted by anonymous on December 17, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. disastrousadjective

    calamitous, unfortunate, unlucky, hapless, untoward, unprosperous, ill-fated, ill-starred

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. disastrousadjective

    calamitous, deplorable, unfortunate, ill-fated

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  1. Michael Feroli:

    Unless there is a big upward revision to the disastrous December retail sales figure, the weak end-of-quarter consumption profile provides for very challenging arithmetic for first-quarter consumption growth.

  2. Ibrahim Mughal:

    If the rains come a month ahead of harvest time – usually April to mid-May – it is always disastrous.

  3. Jay Rood:

    If it continues to pace the way it's pacing we're going to be massive Denver Broncos fans. We're going to want the favourite-to-win-but-not-cover scenario, a Broncos win wouldn't be disastrous, but it wouldn't be the best-case scenario for us.

  4. Getty Images/Reuters -RRB- Sanders:

    It's not only those two, it is 50 Republicans who have been adamant not only in pushing an anti-Democratic agenda but also opposing our efforts to try to lower the costs of prescription drugs, trying to expand Medicare to include dental, hearing and eyeglasses, to improve the disastrous situation in home health care, in child care, to address the existential threat of climate change. You got 50 Republicans who don’t want to do anything, except criticize the president.

  5. Lewis Mumford:

    I would die happy if I knew that on my tombstone could be written these words, This man was an absolute fool. None of the disastrous things that he reluctantly predicted ever came to pass

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