- disassortative mating,
- disaster area,
- disaster capitalism,
Origin of disastrous
Examples from the Web for disastrously
Almost everything in the Middle East is now being defined along sectarian lines, and disastrously so.
What was a surprise was the state of its pension fund, which was disastrously underfunded.Sorry, Folks: One Way or the Other, You'll Never Be Able to Completely Count on Retirement|Megan McArdle|March 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
His fascism bequeathed an example that was disastrously emulated across Europe - and that led in turn to another terrible war.
It had worked when Romney contrasted himself with the disastrously right-wing Goldwater in the early sixties.Mitt Romney’s No More Of a Mystery Than Barack Obama|Lee Siegel|February 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Politically he achieved his aim of revising the map of middle Europe so disastrously drawn at Yalta.Vaclav Havel Was Torn Between Socialism and Freedom|Geoffrey Robertson|December 22, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The struggle had no doubt been gallant, but the kindly, polished gentleman had been disastrously beaten.Harding of Allenwood|Harold Bindloss
Will the opportunity be taken for testing methods which have been so disastrously absent hitherto from our public school system?
A recent attempt to introduce Hindu labor in the Treadwell mines resulted as disastrously.Alaska|Ella Higginson
Poor Sir Arthur would lose his bill as well as his sweetheart, now that Camelia had meddled so disastrously.The Confounding of Camelia|Anne Douglas Sedgwick
How disastrously for the royalists it ended all readers of history know.Historic Tales, Vol. 1 (of 15)|Charles Morris
1580s, "ill-starred," from French désastreux (16c.), from désastre (see disaster) or from Italian desastroso. Meaning "calamitous" is from c.1600. Related: Disastrously.