disastrous disastrous  /dɪ ˈzæ strəs/


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



  1. The least dangerous Egyptian move would be disastrous in its consequences.
  2. At season's end, Jack learned that the Oceanic 6's escape had disastrous consequences, and he vowed to return.
  3. But before the disastrous day was over, blood soaked the melting asphalt of sweltering Calcutta's streets.


  1. Cedar Rapids commemorates five-year mark of disastrous flood crest

    A few hundred people on Thursday morning gathered on May’s Island in the middle of the Cedar River here to commemorate the city’s historic flood of 2008, with a firefighter clanging a bell five times at 10:15 a.m. to mark the moment of the five-year anniversary of the flood’s disastrous crest. In keynote remarks, Mayor [...]
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Gazette

  2. 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

  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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