KJV Dictionary Definition: ruinous


RU'INOUS, a. l. ruinosus.

1. Fallen to ruin; entirely decayed; demolished; dilapidated; as an edifice, bridge or wall in a ruinous state.

2. Destructive; baneful; pernicious; bringing or tending to bring certain ruin. Who can describe the ruinous practice of intemperance?

3. Composed of ruins; consisting in ruins; as a ruinous heap. Is. 17.


RU'INOUSLY, adv. In a ruinous manner; destructively.


RU'INOUSNESS, n. A ruinous state or quality.