Definition of ruinously in English:

ruinously

adverb

  • See ruinous

    • ‘Trials are ruinously expensive and without being able to guarantee that the jury would understand the proceedings, the outcome may not necessarily reflect the facts.’
    • ‘These places are ruinously expensive to keep going.’
    • ‘Within an integrated labour market it is impossible for one region to offer much better benefits than others without generating a ruinously costly inflow of benefit seekers.’
    • ‘Carol's accusations are paranoid, exaggerated and ruinously unfair; but the play's genius is that her analysis of the smug patriarchy that frustrates her is unsettlingly acute.’
    • ‘He plans to visit the Hadhramaut but everyone tells him the people there will expect ruinously expensive presents.’

Pronunciation

ruinously

/ˈruːɪnəsli/