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"ruinous" in British English

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ruinousadjective

uk   /ˈruː.ɪ.nəs/  us   /ˈruː.ə.nəs/ formal
(Definition of ruinous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ruinous" in American English

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ruinousadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈru·ɪ·nəs/
causing ​permanent and ​severeharm: ruinous ​costs
(Definition of ruinous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"ruinous" in Business English

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ruinousadjective

uk   us   /ˈruːɪnəs/
causing great ​harm or destruction: The ​bank had ​capital to spare, which they ​lost in a ​series of ruinous ​takeovers.be ruinous to sth The ​proposedbill is ruinous to the ​homebuildingindustry.
ruinously
adverb
It is ruinously ​expensive for ​locale-commercecompanies to ​acceptcreditcardsonline.
(Definition of ruinous from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ruinous”
in Chinese (Simplified) 毁灭性的,破坏性的,灾难性的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 毀滅性的,破壞性的,災難性的…
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