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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disastrous  \Dis*as"trous\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  d['e]sastreux.  See 
  {Disaster}.] 
  1.  Full  of  unpropitious  stellar  influences;  unpropitious; 
  ill-boding.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  moon  In  dim  eclipse,  disastrous  twilight  sheds. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Attended  with  suffering  or  disaster;  very  unfortunate; 
  calamitous;  ill-fated;  as  a  disastrous  day  a  disastrous 
  termination  of  an  undertaking. 
 
  Wherein  I  spake  of  most  disastrous  chances.  --Shak. 
  --  {Dis*as"trous*ly},  adv  --  {Dis*as"trous*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disastrous 
  adj  :  (of  events)  having  extremely  unfortunate  or  dire 
  consequences;  bringing  ruin;  "the  stock  market  crashed 
  on  Black  Friday";  "a  calamitous  defeat";  "the  battle 
  was  a  disastrous  end  to  a  disastrous  campaign";  "such 
  doctrines,  if  true,  would  be  absolutely  fatal  to  my 
  theory"-  Charles  Darwin;  "it  is  fatal  to  enter  any  war 
  without  the  will  to  win  it"-  Douglas  MacArthur;  "a 
  fateful  error"  [syn:  {black},  {calamitous},  {fatal},  {fateful}] 




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