toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

ruinous
used in The Age of Innocence

only 1 use
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
catastrophic or extremely harmful; or badly damaged or decayed (like ancient ruins)
  • His only hope was to plead again with May, and on the day before his departure he walked with her to the ruinous garden of the Spanish Mission.
    Chapter 16 (56% in)

There are no more uses of "ruinous" in The Age of Innocence.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®