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. " The Road will stand behind us- so the General Manager says- but every day's delay is ruinous to them. – Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero by F. Hopkinson Smith
  2. It represented a garret- room in a wretchedly ruinous condition. – The Seaboard Parish, Complete by George MacDonald
  3. It was in a ruinous condition, the ceiling having fallen in and the floor given way. – Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey by Washington Irving