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ruin as in an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction
  • "you have brought ruin on this entire family"

Synonyms

  • ruination an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction; an event that results in destruction ; failure that results in a loss of position or reputation ; destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined
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ruin as in a ruined building
  • "they explored several Roman ruins"
ruin as in the process of becoming dilapidated

    Synonyms

    • dilapidation a state of deterioration due to old age or long use ; the process of becoming dilapidated
    ruin as in an event that results in destruction

      Synonyms

      • ruination an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction; an event that results in destruction ; failure that results in a loss of position or reputation ; destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined
      ruin as in failure that results in a loss of position or reputation

        Synonyms

        • downfall failure that results in a loss of position or reputation ; the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist) ; a sudden decline in strength or number or importance
        • ruination an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction; an event that results in destruction ; failure that results in a loss of position or reputation ; destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined
        ruin as in destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined

          Synonyms

          • laying waste destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined
          • ruining destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined
          • ruination an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction; an event that results in destruction ; failure that results in a loss of position or reputation ; destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined
          • wrecking the event of a structure being completely demolished and leveled ; destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined
          ruin as in destroy completely
          • "damage irreparably"
          • "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"
          • "The tears ruined her make-up"

          Synonyms

          • destroy do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of; destroy completely; defeat soundly and humiliatingly; put (an animal) to death
          ruin as in destroy or cause to fail
          • "This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election"
          ruin as in reduce to bankruptcy
          • "My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!"
          • "The slump in the financial markets smashed him"

          Synonyms

          • bankrupt financially ruined; reduce to bankruptcy; someone who has insufficient assets to cover their debts
          • break some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity; an unexpected piece of good luck; (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other; a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions); a pause from doing something (as work); the act of breaking something; a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something ; breaking of hard tissue such as bone; the occurrence of breaking; an abrupt change in the tone or register of the voice (as at puberty or due to emotion); the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool ; (tennis) a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving; an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; a sudden dash; any frame in which a bowler fails to make a strike or spare; an escape from jail; terminate; become separated into pieces or fragments; render inoperable or ineffective; ruin completely; destroy the integrity of; act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; move away or escape suddenly; scatter or part; force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up; prevent completion; enter someone's (virtual or real) property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act; make submissive, obedient, or useful; fail to agree with; surpass in excellence; make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret; come into being; stop operating or functioning; interrupt a continued activity; make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing; curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves; lessen in force or effect; be broken in; come to an end; vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity; cause to give up a habit; give up; come forth or begin from a state of latency; happen or take place; cause the failure or ruin of; invalidate by judicial action; discontinue an association or relation; assign to a lower position; reduce to bankruptcy; change directions suddenly ; emerge from the surface of a body of water; break down, literally or metaphorically; do a break dance; exchange for smaller units of money; destroy the completeness of a set of related items; make the opening shot that scatters the balls ; separate from a clinch, in boxing; go to pieces; break a piece from a whole; become punctured or penetrated; pierce or penetrate; be released or become known; cease an action temporarily; interrupt the flow of current in; undergo breaking; find a flaw in; find the solution or key to; change suddenly from one tone quality or register to another; happen; become fractured; crack; fall sharply; fracture a bone of; diminish or discontinue abruptly; weaken or destroy in spirit or body
          • smash with a loud crash; a vigorous blow; a serious collision (especially of motor vehicles) ; a hard return hitting the tennis ball above your head ; the act of colliding with something; a conspicuous success; hit hard; break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over; reduce to bankruptcy; hit violently; humiliate or depress completely; damage or destroy as if by violence; hit (a tennis ball) in a powerful overhead stroke ; collide or strike violently and suddenly; overthrow or destroy (something considered evil or harmful); break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow
          ruin as in reduce to ruins
          • "The country lay ruined after the war"
          ruin as in deprive of virginity
          • "This dirty old man deflowered several young girls in the village"

          Synonyms

          • deflower deprive of virginity; make imperfect
          ruin as in fall into ruin

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