disastrous

[ dih-zas-truhs, -zah-struhs ]
/ dɪˈzæs trəs, -ˈzɑ strəs /
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adjective

causing great distress or injury; ruinous; very unfortunate; calamitous: The rain and cold proved disastrous to his health.
Archaic. foreboding disaster.

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Origin of disastrous

1580–90; <Middle French desastreux,Italian disastroso.See disaster, -ous

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