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Definition 1: causing injury or blight; especially affecting with sudden violence or plague or ruin - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where ruinous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for ruinous in the sense of this definition

(ruinous is similar to ...) causing destruction or much damage

"a policy that is destructive to the economy" "destructive criticism"

Definition 2: extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where ruinous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a catastrophic depression
  • catastrophic illness
  • a ruinous course of action

Synonyms for ruinous in the sense of this definition

(ruinous is similar to ...) causing or capable of causing harm

"too much sun is harmful to the skin" "harmful effects of smoking"

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