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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 ?
The instant this was done they issued through the broken gateway, and stealing out by a direction opposite to the one by which they entered, they quitted the spot, the sisters casting furtive glances at the silent, grave and crumbling ruin, as they left the soft light of the moon, to bury themselves in the gloom of the woods.
KARACHI -- The digging of ancient city Banbhore's ruins has been started by Sindh government's archeology experts with the help of taly's experts.
Photo of map An overview of Farama (Pelusium) -- Orient & Mediterranee Pelusium: Ruins of an ancient city and historical pillars "The ancient Farma disappeared.
The ruins of Marawi City ought to be preserved as a reminder that there were heroes who fought for the people and lessons to be learned from a terrorist attack, Vice President Leni Robredo said on Tuesday.
The Mayan Ruins are one of the things to do in Guatemala that you must do.
Mexico counts many ancient Aztec ruins and Mayan temples throughout the country, offering historic destinations that draw tourists from all over the globe to glimpse crumbling Mayan pyramids and sacred ruins.
Becher, composing a national hymn for the new German Democratic Republic, proclaimed in the text's opening lines that his people, having overcome the past by rising from the ruins, must now turn to the future: "Auferstanden aus Ruinen / und der Zukunft zugewandt" (1949).
The price gets you a picture-postcard pretty farmhouse with the quirkiest of "wow factors" - a Grade I-listed medieval and Tudor ruins.
The members of the delegation went round the Museum in which antiques found from the ruins are preserved and put on display.
Paoay, Ilocos Norte -- The provincial government repaired the old Paoay Convent Ruins to bring another tourist attraction back to life at the premises of the Saint Augustine Church (Paoay Church), a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recognized world heritage site.
The human race is, and always has been, ruin-minded,' wrote Rose Macaulay in Pleasure of Ruins (1953).
Rescue Team rescue the ruins of the container is intended to ruin the team~s rescue and the rescue of heavy equipment complementary series.
Mosul / Nina / The IS organization blew up on Sunday the ruins of Khorsabad, 30 km north of Mosul, after finishing the bombing of al-Hader city yesterday and destroyed all its landmarks.
The ruins of Decadence collude with other savage forces of
Megan Kate Nelson's cultural and environmental history of the ruins left by the Civil War argues persuasively that physical ruins--of cities, homes, forests and soldiers' bodies--mattered deeply during and just after the Civil War, but that the disappearance of those ruins and bodies over time reveals much of the penchant within American culture to erase the most jarring physical evidence of violence from the nation's public and visual landscape, and in some cases, from history itself.