disastrous

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EtymologyEdit

From French désastreux, from Middle French desastre (disaster) (modern désastre), from Italian disastro, itself from dis- (away, without) (from Latin) + astro (star, planet) (from astrum (star, celestial body), from Ancient Greek ᾰ̓́στρον (ástron)).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈzɑːstɹəs/
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AdjectiveEdit

disastrous (comparative more disastrous, superlative most disastrous)

  1. Of the nature of a disaster; calamitous.
  2. Foreboding disaster; ill-omened.

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