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Synonyms for ruin

Synonyms for ruin

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

the remains of something destroyed, disintegrated, or decayed

to make or become unusable or inoperative

to impair severely something such as the spirit, health, or effectiveness of

to reduce to financial insolvency

Synonyms for ruin

an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction

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a ruined building

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the process of becoming dilapidated

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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

reduce to bankruptcy

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deprive of virginity

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fall into ruin

References in classic literature ?
Such memorials of the passage and struggles of man are yet frequent throughout the broad barrier of wilderness which once separated the hostile provinces, and form a species of ruins that are intimately associated with the recollections of colonial history, and which are in appropriate keeping with the gloomy character of the surrounding scenery.
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An intact structure is both aesthetic and functional, but a ruin, having lost its purpose, has only aesthetic value: "Its very destruction opens the realm of beauty of the ruins" (Bohme 287).
Sebastian added: "People do not have access across the land linked with house itself only to the ruin.
The human race is, and always has been, ruin-minded,' wrote Rose Macaulay in Pleasure of Ruins (1953).
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Firstly, in contradiction of Phil Andrews, Margaret Thatcher did not ruin our country but saved it from economic ruin from the continuous, official and unofficial strikes by the unions that were economically ruining our country.
generational and epochal ends, the ruin excels in its existence as the
Ruin Nation: Destruction and the American Civil War
com)-- Battle for Ruin Mist Core Roleplaying Game Rules, published by RP Books & Audio, allows readers to explore and roleplay in the fantasy world of the popular Ruin Mist books.
Part of the problem of being involved is you get drawn in so much it can ruin your day, ruin your weekend.
Sasebo Municipal Council (SMC) excavated houses, paddy fields and stone tombs in this ruin from 1990 to 1995 (Kumura, 1994).
THIEVES are being warned that police will ruin their Christmas if they catch them shoplifting.
And they said the Austrian site is even more detailed than the well-known Roman ruin, down to the remains of a thick wooden post in the middle of the training area, a mock enemy that young, desperate gladiators hacked away at centuries ago.
We feel very strongly that kind of approach, dismantling something that is already a ruin, would reduce both its impact and its intelligibility to the public, and that it would be a big mistake" said Frank E.