toggle menu
1000+ books
Go to Book

used in Hiroshima

only 1 use
(click/touch triangles for details)
catastrophic or extremely harmful; or badly damaged or decayed (like ancient ruins)
  • He could face Hiroshima now, because a gaudy phoenix had risen from the ruinous desert of 1945: a remarkably beautiful city of more than a million inhabitants — only one in ten of whom was a hibakusha — with tall modern buildings on broad, tree— lined avenues crowded with Japanese cars, all of which had English lettering on them and appeared to be brand-new; a city of strivers and sybarites, with seven hundred and fifty-three bookstores and two thousand three hundred and fifty-six...
    Five — The Aftermath (30% in)

There are no more uses of "ruinous" in Hiroshima.

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