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.

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