Disastrous Dis*as"trous, a. [Cf. F. d['e]sastreux. See {Disaster}.] 1. Full of unpropitious stellar influences; unpropitious; ill-boding. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The moon In dim eclipse, disastrous twilight sheds. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Attended with suffering or disaster; very unfortunate; calamitous; ill-fated; ending in utter failure or ruin; as, a disastrous day; a disastrous termination of an undertaking. [1913 Webster]

Wherein I spake of most disastrous chances. --Shak. -- {Dis*as"trous*ly}, adv. -- {Dis*as"trous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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