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Synonyms for ruinous
ˈru ə nəs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. catastrophic, ruinous(adj)

    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, ruinous(adj)

    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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. devasting

    Submitted by anonymous on December 17, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ruinous(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ruinous(a)

    Synonyms:
    destructive

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "ruinous":

    devastating, disastrous, crippling, decrepit, destructive

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#13351destructive
#15555devastating
#18988catastrophic
#20371detrimental
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#22839disastrous
#24683poisonous
#31651noxious
#42095injurious
#42256mischievous
#42366crippling
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#54344hurtful
#69168blaring
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#101921unwholesome
#132519baneful
#177128perverting
#196741unhealthful
#227568noisome
#264537pestilential

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