disasterous vs disastrous :

disasterous or 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.

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Definitions

  • s  (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin
    the battle was a disastrous end to a disastrous campaign
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 14, 2013 - WDEF Chattanooga

  • 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 [...]
    June 14, 2013 - The Gazette
  • 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 ...
    June 13, 2013 - National Journal via Yahoo! News
  • 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 ...
    June 13, 2013 - National Journal via Yahoo! News