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Synonyms for ruinous
ˈru ə nəsru·inous

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  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.

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

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

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  1. catastrophic, ruinousadjective

    extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin

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

    blasting, catastrophic

    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"

    blaring, blasting, catastrophic

    harmless, constructive

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  1. devasting

    Submitted by anonymous on December 17, 2019  

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  1. ruinousadjective

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

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  1. ruinousadjective


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  1. List of paraphrases for "ruinous":

    devastating, disastrous, crippling, decrepit, destructive

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  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. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Mike Lee:

    Religious Americans will be subject to potentially ruinous litigation, while the tax-exempt status of certain charitable organizations, education institutions and nonprofits will be threatened.

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