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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Disastrous \Dis*as"trous\, a. [Cf. F. d['e]sastreux. See
1. Full of unpropitious stellar influences; unpropitious;
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
Wherein I spake of most disastrous chances. --Shak.
-- Dis*as"trous*ly, adv. -- Dis*as"trous*ness, n.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adv 1: in a disastrous manner; "the real value of the trust
capital may be disastrously less than when the trust
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