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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 di·sas·trous /dɪˈzæstrəs ||ˈsæs-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·as·trous a.
 1. Full of unpropitious stellar influences; unpropitious; ill-boding. [Obs.]
 The moon
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]