Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Causing or tending to ruin; fallen to ruin.

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Usage examples "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", F. Hopkinson Smith.
  2. It represented a garret- room in a wretchedly ruinous condition. - "The Seaboard Parish, Complete", George MacDonald.
  3. It was in a ruinous condition, the ceiling having fallen in and the floor given way. - "Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey", Washington Irving.