disasterous vs disastrous : Common Errors in English

About disasterous vs disastrous

“Disastrous” has only three syllables, and is pronounced diz-ASS-truss. Because of its relationship to the word “disaster” many people insert an extra second syllable when speaking the word aloud, or even when writing it, resulting in “disasterous.” Not a disastrous error, but it can be an embarrassing one.

disastrous Meaning(s)

  • (s) (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin

disasterous in News

  • Fox Starts U.S. Open At +4, Donald Leads Shortened First Round

           CHATTANOOGA (WDEF)-- Departing Chattanooga Mocs senior Steven Fox struggled to a four over par front nine before darkness halted his first round at the U.S. Open.        Fox started strong with a birdie on the first hole, that put him briefly on the leader board. A bogey on the second and a disasterous double bogey on four quickly put him in a big hole after the front nine.        Luke ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: WDEF Chattanooga

disastrous in News

  1. Where Manufacturing Is on the Rebound

    If the Great Recession was disastrous for many sectors of the American economy, it was widely seen as the death knell for manufacturing. But a cutting-edge aluminum plant in the heartland is evidence that American factories were given their last rites prematurely. Alcoa’s Davenport Works plant in Iowa—which makes high-tech aluminum alloys—has added 600 jobs since the height of the recession and ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: National Journal via Yahoo! News

  2. Game thread, Mariners vs. Astros, June 12

    ASTROS NINTH: Disastrous inning as Astros scored six, send 12 men to plate. Five of them charged to Wilhelmsen. No time to go into details, but it was as bad as it sounds. 6-1 Astros MARINERS EIGHTH: Two-out RBI single by Nick Franklin to right scores Endy Chavez from second. Wilhelmsen coming in to
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Seattle Times

  3. Minor league baseball: Disastrous sixth inning sinks Salt Lake Bees

    Minor league baseball: Disastrous sixth inning sinks Salt Lake Bees Published Jun 11, 2013 11:20PM MDT Terrible sixth inning sinks Salt Lake Colorado hit a two-run homer and a grand slam during a 10-run sixth inning, wiping out the Bees’ 9-1 lead en route to a 15-9 victory Tuesday in PCL baseball. Roberto Lopez hit an RBI double in the second inning to give the Bees (33-33) a 4-0 lead. Trent ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

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