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)).
Disastrous Sentence Examples
The war proved disastrous for Venice.
Economically and socially the crusades had disastrous effects upon the Jews.
Early in 1877 the disastrous war with Russia followed.
Though a king, Bruce had not yet a kingdom, and his efforts to obtain it were disastrous failures until after the death of Edward I.
After the disastrous defeat of Leipzig (r 7th-19th Dctober 1813), when French domination in Germany and Italy -vanished like an exhalation, the allies gave Napoleon another opportunity to come to terms. The overtures known as the Frankfcrt terms were ostensibly an answer to the request for information which Napoleon made at the field of Leipzig.