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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - In a destructive or disastrous manner or to a disastrous degree.

Usage examples (36)
  • ruinously high wages
  • Adjective : a ruinous war. ,a ruinous house. ,a ruinous city from antiquity
  • The cost of child care is, for many women, ruinously high.
  • His fellowship lost, he came, ruinously humbled, to live in this for more
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