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Synonyms for ruination

the act of destroying or state of being destroyed

something that causes total loss or severe impairment, as of one's health, fortune, honor, or hopes

Synonyms for ruination

an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction


an event that results in destruction

failure that results in a loss of position or reputation


Related Words

destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined

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Stoler has curated as much as edited a volume that, writing against a certain silencing of the present, examines ruination as an ongoing process in the aftermath of empire.
As Alice Mah reveals in her recent study, people live with industrial ruination all over the world.
The second part of the book explores themes of industrial ruination, such as reading landscapes of ruination and decline, and reinventing place.
Industrial Ruination, Community and Place: Landscapes and Legacies of Urban Decline.
England would have been up in arms at such ruination.
Wars have given nothing to the two countries except destruction and ruination.
Which makes the people who ignored them every bit as culpable for the ruination of their lives as the animals who abused them.
We are clearly on our own in Wales , fighting the ruination of our beautiful little country to supply England with renewable electricity.
Paradoxically, during the Revolution, the country has been in a state of political and social ruination, and not economically speaking," Mr.
Businesses claim they are on the brink of ruination as gas works continue to disrupt the town.
It's disgraceful that mega-brewstered foreign owners are allowed to come in to our football and advocate its ruination.
Presented by Bagehot in The Economist, the retrospective recites a litany of historical precedents for civil unrest in the UK, all of which gave rise to contemporary claims that one or another societal transition would surely be the ruination of every right-thinking Briton in sight.
The downward motility of ruination appears to the 'educated' eye of the public as its opposite, namely as upward cultural mobility.
Imagine how much hatred America has sown in Iraq, with its thousands of mourning families, and how much hatred Israel has sown in Gaza with its thousands of mourning families and its ruination.
Malcolm Rifkind celebrated a Tory victory in Scotland in 1955 with that same chilling smile that presided over the ruination of industry in Scotland last time round, and old Tory Teddy Taylor seemed to suggest that the idea of foisting the Poll Tax on Scotland before England 20 years ago was intended as a "privilege".