unruinous

ruinous

[roo-uh-nuhs]
adjective
1.
bringing or tending to bring ruin; destructive; disastrous: a ruinous war.
2.
fallen into ruin; dilapidated: a ruinous house.
3.
consisting of ruins: a ruinous city from antiquity.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English ruynouse < Latin ruīnōsus, equivalent to ruīn(a) ruin + -ōsus -ous

ruinously, adverb
ruinousness, noun
nonruinous, adjective
nonruinously, adverb
nonruinousness, noun
unruinous, adjective
unruinously, adverb
unruinousness, noun


1. calamitous, ravaging, devastating, catastrophic.
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ruinous (ˈruːɪnəs)
 
adj
causing, tending to cause, or characterized by ruin or destruction: a ruinous course of action
 
'ruinously
 
adv
 
'ruinousness
 
n

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