disastrously disastrously  /dɪ ˈzæ strəs li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in a disastrous manner

Usage(s):

  1. Taxi Driver: The film goes most disastrously wrong when it tries to turn slice-of-life realism into full-scale melodrama.
  2. Declaring that God doesn't want the Mtis to use guerrilla tactics, Riel disastrously waits for the soldiers who promptly end the Mtis rebellion.
  3. Almost from the start, the expedition went disastrously wrong.

News

  1. Indiana Pacers set to wear sleeved jerseys during Orlando Summer League

    Last week, Darren Rovell of ESPN.com reported that as many as five NBA teams could unveil sleeved jerseys for next season in the same style as the Warriors’ disastrously mismatched duds . Phoenix was confirmed (by Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic ) to be among those soon-to-be-sleeved teams, and on Tuesday, Indiana announced through its website that the Pacers would test-drive the sleeved look ...
    on July 3, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  2. The US Drug Czar's Twitter Wins the Award For Most Orwellian Newspeak

    This week, the U.S. Conference of Mayors — representing 1,309 cities with a population of 30,000 or more — unanimously approved a resolution calling on the United States government to cease its immoral, racially biased, disastrously failed eighty-year war on marijuana. Well, the Office of National Drug Control Policy — aka the Drug Czar — has responded to the U.S. Conference of Mayors via ...
    on June 29, 2013     Source: East Bay Express

Quotes

  1. "We have a disastrously high number of widows,"" said Jinan Mubarak, head of a nongovernmental organization that works to educate women and train them for jobs. "It has a serious social dimension and there are also the orphans to worry...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Hosni Mubarak Source: Tehran Times

  2. "Too many questions have remained unanswered, too many civil rights laws have not been enforced and too many officials have resigned to evade the accountability that is to come for the disastrously flawed policies of this administration," said...
    on Aug 23, 2007 By: Edward Kennedy Source: Forbes

  3. Former prime minister Malcolm Fraser said an apology needed to recognise that the policy of child removal based on race was "disastrously wrong and terrible".
    on Dec 17, 2007 By: Malcolm Fraser Source: The Australian

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