disastrous

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Etymology[edit]

From French désastreux, from Middle French desastre (modern désastre) 'disaster', from Italian disastro, itself from dis- "away, without" (from Latin) + astro "star, planet" (from Latin astrum 'star, celestial body', from Ancient Greek (astron)).

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disastrous (comparative more disastrous, superlative most disastrous)

  1. of the nature of a disaster; calamitous.
  2. foreboding disaster; ill-omened.

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