What is another word for ruinous?

Synonyms for ruinous
ˈru ə nəsru·inous

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ruinous

    Pernicious (Latin per, through, and neco, kill) signifies having the power of destroying or injuring, tending to hurt or kill. Pernicious is stronger than injurious; that which is injurious is capable of doing harm; that which is pernicious is likely to be destructive. Noxious (Latin noceo, hurt) is a stronger word than noisome, as referring to that which is injurious or destructive. Noisome now always denotes that which is extremely disagreeable or disgusting, especially to the sense of smell; as, the noisome stench proclaimed the presence of noxious gases.

    Synonyms:
    bad, baneful, deadly, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, evil, foul, harmful, hurtful, injurious, insalubrious, mischievous, noisome, noxious, pernicious, perverting, pestiferous, pestilential, poisonous, unhealthful, unwholesome

    Antonyms:
    advantageous, beneficent, beneficial, favorable, good, healthful, helpful, invigorating, life-giving, profitable, rejuvenating, salutary, serviceable, useful, wholesome

Princeton's WordNet

  1. catastrophic, ruinousadjective

    extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin

    "a catastrophic depression"; "catastrophic illness"; "a ruinous course of action"

    Synonyms:
    blasting, catastrophic

    Antonyms:
    harmless, constructive

  2. blasting, ruinousadjective

    causing injury or blight; especially affecting with sudden violence or plague or ruin

    "the blasting effects of the intense cold on the budding fruit"; "the blasting force of the wind blowing sharp needles of sleet in our faces"; "a ruinous war"

    Synonyms:
    blaring, blasting, catastrophic

    Antonyms:
    harmless, constructive

Editors Contribution

  1. devasting

    Submitted by anonymous on December 17, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ruinousadjective

    Synonyms:
    destructive, pernicious, baneful, noxious, noisome, deleterious, injurious, calamitous

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ruinousadjective

    Synonyms:
    destructive

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "ruinous":

    devastating, disastrous, crippling, decrepit, destructive

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#42095injurious
#42256mischievous
#42366crippling
#43999deleterious
#48711pernicious
#54344hurtful
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#101921unwholesome
#132519baneful
#177128perverting
#196741unhealthful
#227568noisome
#264537pestilential

How to use ruinous in a sentence?

  1. Francis Collins:

    We in this country have somehowgotten all fractured into ahyperpolarized politicizedview that never should havebeen mixed with publichealth, it has been ruinous andhistory will judge harshlythose people who havecontinued to defocus theeffort and focus onconspiracies and things thatare demonstrably false. Shameon all us that we’ve gotten intothis kind of pickle.

  2. Steve Vladeck:

    Even for those providers who are confident that what they're doing is within the letter of the law, they face the specter of potentially ruinous litigation. They can't stop it. They can't avoid it. They can't pre-empt it.

  3. Jamie Lynn:

    He spent most of my life in that cycle of ruinous behavior. His bouts of drinking always causing periods of torment and sorrow.

  4. Stephen Vladeck:

    They're gon na lose even though they win, and that's the chilling effect, they face this specter of potentially endless ruinous litigation that it just can't stop. They can't avoid ; they can't preempt.


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