1. [syn: black, calamitous, disastrous, fatal, fateful]
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.
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
63 Moby Thesaurus words for "disastrous":
appalling, awful, baneful, black, calamitous, cataclysmal,
cataclysmic, catastrophic, consuming, consumptive, convulsive,
deadly, demolishing, demolitionary, depredatory, desolating,
destroying, destructive, detrimental, devastating, dire, doomful,
dreadful, fatal, fateful, fratricidal, grievous, hapless, harmful,
harrowing, herky-jerky, horrendous, horrible, horrifying,
internecine, jerky, luckless, nihilist, nihilistic, orgasmic,
paroxysmal, ravaging, ruining, ruinous, seismic, self-destructive,
spasmodic, spastic, subversionary, subversive, suicidal, terrible,
tragic, unfortunate, unlucky, upheaving, vandalic, vandalish,
vandalistic, wasteful, wasting, withering, wreckful