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"disastrous" in British English

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disastrousadjective

uk   /dɪˈzɑː.strəs/  us   /-ˈzæs.trəs/
C1 extremelybad or ​unsuccessful: Such a ​war would be disastrous for the ​country. This ​decision will have a disastrous ​impact on ​foreignpolicy. His first ​attempt was disastrous.

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disastrously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
Things ​began to go disastrously ​wrong.
(Definition of disastrous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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disastrousadjective

 us   /dɪˈzæs·trəs/
causing ​greatharm, ​damage, or ​suffering: It was a disastrous ​mistake which he ​lived to ​regret. In 1837, there was a disastrous ​smallpoxepidemic. fig. Something that is disastrous is a ​completefailure: His ​attempt to ​play the ​piano was disastrous.
(Definition of disastrous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “disastrous”
in Arabic كارِثي…
in Korean 처참한…
in Portuguese desastroso…
in Catalan desastrós…
in Japanese 悲惨な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 极其糟糕的,灾难性的,极为失败的…
in Turkish korkunç, feci…
in Russian ужасный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 極其糟糕的,災難性的,極為失敗的…
in Italian disastroso…
in Polish fatalny…
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