ruinousness
noun see ruinous

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • ruinousness — index adversity, disaster Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Ruinousness — Ruinous Ru in*ous, a. [L. ruinosus: cf. F. ruineux. See {Ruin}.] 1. Causing, or tending to cause, ruin; destructive; baneful; pernicious; as, a ruinous project. [1913 Webster] After a night of storm so ruinous. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ruinousness — See ruinously. * * * …   Universalium

  • ruinousness — ru·in·ous·ness || ruːɪnÉ™snɪs n. state of being destroyed, state of being dilapidated; quality of causing ruin, quality of causing destruction …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ruinousness — ru·in·ous·ness …   English syllables

  • ruinousness — noun ( es) : the quality or state of being ruinous …   Useful english dictionary

  • ruinous — adjective Date: 14th century 1. dilapidated, ruined 2. causing or tending to cause ruin • ruinously adverb • ruinousness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ruinous — ruinously, adv. ruinousness, n. /rooh euh neuhs/, adj. 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. [1350… …   Universalium

  • adversity — I noun adverse circumstances, adverse fortune, affliction, bale, calamitas, calamity, catastrophe, contretemps, difficulty, disaster, distress, hardship, injuriousness, injury, misadventure, mischance, miseria, misfortune, mishap, oppression,… …   Law dictionary

  • disaster — I noun adversity, affliction, bale, bane, blight, blunder, breakdown, brutum fulmen, calamitas, calamity, casualty, cataclysm, catastrophe, clades, collapse, contretemps, crushing reverse, deabacle, devastation, downfall, emergency, extremity,… …   Law dictionary

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