Can I use the adjective "disastrous" for people? For example: "She is a disastrous person"
I guess I can't because the Oxford Advanced Lerner's Dictionary says it means: very bad, harmful or unsucessful.
How can I express the same idea for a person?
However, I would say that colloquially you can say "she is a disastrous person" - she is someone who manages to make a mess of anything she is involved with or who causes trouble.
Thanks for the answers!
I guess clumsy would also be a good solution
"clumsy" really only applies to physical things, whereas a disastrous effect can be personal or emotional.
e.g. People who fail to care for their children can have a disastrous effect on their emotional well-being.
Is it possible to say 'She is a real disaster', or 'She is a disaster of a woman'?