Definition Of ruinous
disastrous or destructive.
a ruinous effect on the environment
in ruins; dilapidated.
the castle is ruinous
Example Of ruinous
A landmark case before the Human Rights Commission highlights hidden inequities in an already ruinous student loan scheme.
After Richard's death in 1272 the castle's maintenance was neglected, and by 1540 it was ruinous .
After serving a hard labour sentence in Reading Gaol following ruinous legal battles he went into self-imposed exile in Paris as Sebastian Melmoth.
All extant religious traditions, to him, are without exception ‘intellectually defunct and politically ruinous .’
At best, he's facing an expensive legal case and potentially a ruinous legal case.