Synonyms of ruinous


1. catastrophic, ruinous, harmful (vs. harmless)

usage: extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin; "a catastrophic depression"; "catastrophic illness"; "a ruinous course of action"

2. blasting, ruinous, destructive (vs. constructive)

usage: 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"

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Definition and meaning of ruinous (Dictionary)