1. ruin, ruination, devastation, desolation

usage: an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction; "you have brought ruin on this entire family"

2. ruin, building, edifice

usage: a ruined building; "they explored several Roman ruins"

3. dilapidation, ruin, decay

usage: the process of becoming dilapidated

4. ruin, ruination, destruction, demolition, wipeout

usage: an event that results in destruction

5. downfall, ruin, ruination, failure

usage: failure that results in a loss of position or reputation

6. laying waste, ruin, ruining, ruination, wrecking, destruction, devastation

usage: destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined


1. destroy, ruin

usage: destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up"

2. ruin, thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk

usage: destroy or cause to fail; "This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election"

3. bankrupt, ruin, break, smash, impoverish

usage: reduce to bankruptcy; "My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!"; "The slump in the financial markets smashed him"

4. ruin, lay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourge

usage: reduce to ruins; "The country lay ruined after the war"

5. deflower, ruin, copulate, mate, pair, couple

usage: deprive of virginity; "This dirty old man deflowered several young girls in the village"

6. ruin, decay, crumble, dilapidate

usage: fall into ruin

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