di·sas·trous /dɪˈzæstrəs ||ˈsæs-/
1. Full of unpropitious stellar influences; unpropitious; ill-boding. [Obs.]
In dim eclipse, disastrous twilight sheds. --Milton.
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.
Wherein I spake of most disastrous chances. --Shak.
-- Dis*as*trous*ly, adv. -- Dis*as*trous*ness, n.
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]