disastrous effect

terrible result, influence which results in disaster

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • effect — ▪ I. effect ef‧fect 1 [ɪˈfekt] noun 1. [countable, uncountable] the way in which an action, event, or person changes someone or something: • Inflation is having a disastrous effect on the economy. demonˈstration efˌfect [singular] …   Financial and business terms

  • effect — 1 /I fekt/ noun 1 CHANGE/RESULT (C, U) the way in which an event, action, or person changes someone or something (+ of): the harmful effects of smoking | have an effect on: Inflation is having a disastrous effect on the economy. | have/achieve… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • disastrous — adjective very bad, or ending in failure: Warrington s disastrous early marriage | Chemical leaks have had a disastrous effect on wildlife. disastrously adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • effect — n 1 Effect, result, consequence, upshot, aftereffect, aftermath, sequel, issue, outcome, event are comparable in signifying something, usually a condition, situation, or occurrence, ascribable to a cause or combination of causes. Effect is the… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • disastrous — [[t]dɪzɑ͟ːstrəs, zæ̱s [/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED A disastrous event has extremely bad consequences and effects. ...the recent, disastrous earthquake... The effect on coffee prices has been disastrous for the producers. Syn: terrible Derived words:… …   English dictionary

  • effect — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 change that is caused by sth ADJECTIVE ▪ decisive, dramatic, far reaching, important, marked, powerful, profound, pronounced, significant …   Collocations dictionary

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