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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


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destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined

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With regard to the way in which ruination for some means profit, security, and power for others she writes that when the demolition of houses in Israel is a state project that imposes ruination on some people in the name of protecting others it "cannot continue to be described as relevant merely to the population whose houses are being demolished.
Snapshots of industrial ruination can reveal a great deal about the socioeconomic processes, but cannot be separated from either .
Industrial Ruination, Community and Place is Mah's first self-authored book, and builds on her early research throughout the first decade of the new millennium in her case study cities.
It was a bravura performance from a man whose entire political career faces possible ruination and whose life's ambitions could soon be destroyed.
So here you have painstaking care being placed on the recovery of fossils at one small site (Pit 91) and horrific ruination occurring at LACMA's neighboring construction site.
For all his magnificent invention and sublime effects, Soane still relied on a form of Classicism that could evoke ruination, as Gandy's illustrations hint.
Gregg Araki's awesome rendering of Scott Helm's novel got at the ruination of child abuse like no film before it.
SIR; We are calling on the secretary of state of trade and industry, Alan Johnson, to order an immediate inquiry into the retail giants' unfair dominance of the grocery market before it is too late to stop the ruination of Britain's high streets.
In telling this compelling and well-documented story, Plasket effectively ended his newspaper career by refusing to go along with the media crowd whose laziness and carelessness prevented them from going beneath the surface and contributing to the ruination of young lives.
A lawsuit claiming defamation "is exactly the type of act of ruination of my family's reputation he had previously threatened," the man now 26 said in the affidavit.
Clear Channel, thought by its critics to be the best representative of the creeping corporate weaseldom that has brought on the ruination of commercial radio, tried to dupe listeners in Akron, Ohio, by posing as an anti-corporate pirate radio station," reports The New Fork Times.
Walker has "sustained the ruination of his career as a law enforcement officer, has sustained humiliation and damage to his good name, and has endured horrible pain, suffering and mental anguish which he will continue to suffer throughout his remaining life," the lawsuit said.
This has not been the ruination of the public school system," she says.
Feinstein offers a vision of domestic mutation and ruination.
The claim that birth control centres have "made life better for women," seems odd in face of the evidence: a high teen pregnancy rate in Hamilton; a jump of 38 percent from 1999 to 2000 in the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia already sky-high; rampant sexual promiscuity; the ruination of many marriages; the destroyed health of many women through the 50-odd side-effects of the Pill (including breast cancer), not to mention the atrocious IUD.