Thesaurus > Related Words: ruin

  Words related to ruin

Related / Similar Words: laying waste, ruining, ruination, wrecking, downfall, dilapidation, deflower, destroy, bankrupt, break, smash

 

Definition:
  • destruction achieved by wrecking something;
  • a ruined building; "they explored several Roman ruins";
  • failure that results in a loss of position or reputation;
  • an event that results in destruction;
  • the process of becoming dilapidated;
  • an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction; "you have brought ruin on this entire family";
  • fall into ruin;
  • deprive of virginity; "This dirty old man deflowered several young girls in the village";
  • destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up";
  • reduce to ruins; "The country lay ruined after the war";
  • reduce to bankruptcy; "My daughter''s fancy wedding is going to break me!"; "The slump in the financial markets smashed him";
  • destroy or cause to fail; "This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election";

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    Hyponyms: finish, devastation, desolation, shipwreck, burn, fire, burn down, lay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourge, harry, break, bust, vandalize, vandalise, do a job on, subvert, get, devour, rape, spoil, despoil, violate, plunder, explode, consume, bust up, wreck, wrack, kick in, kick down, wash out, undo

     

    Derivational Morphology: bust up, wreck, wrack, destroy, dilapidate, dilapidation, defloration, laying waste, ruining, ruination, wrecking, destroyer, ruiner, undoer, waster, uprooter, destruction, demolition, wipeout, devastation, guided missile destroyer, bankruptcy, failure, downfall

     

    Language Translations:
    Chinese: 毀滅   Danish: ruin  
    Dutch: ruïne   Estonian: vare  
    Finnish: raunio   French: ruine  
    German: Ruine   Italian: diruto  
    Japanese: 破壊   Korean: 붕괴  
    Portuguese: ruína   Russian: гибель  
    Spanish: ruina   Swedish: ruin  
     
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