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disastrous

adjective uk   /dɪˈzɑː.strəs/  us   /-ˈzæs.trəs/
C1 extremely bad or unsuccessful: Such a war would be disastrous for the country. This decision will have a disastrous impact on foreign policy. His first attempt was disastrous.
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disastrously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
Things began to go disastrously wrong.
Translations of “disastrous”
in Korean 처참한…
in Arabic كارِثي…
in Portuguese desastroso…
in Catalan desastrós…
in Japanese 悲惨な…
in Italian disastroso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 極其糟糕的,災難性的,極為失敗的…
in Russian ужасный…
in Turkish korkunç, feci…
in Chinese (Simplified) 极其糟糕的,灾难性的,极为失败的…
in Polish fatalny…
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