What does the word ruinous mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Ruinously.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Causing or tending to ruin; fallen to ruin.

Usage examples for ruinous

  1. It represented a garret- room in a wretchedly ruinous condition. – The Seaboard Parish, Complete by George MacDonald
  2. It was in a ruinous condition, the ceiling having fallen in and the floor given way. – Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey by Washington Irving