Synonyms for (noun) ruin

Synonyms: laying waste, wrecking, ruin, ruination, ruining

Definition: destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined

Similar words: devastation, destruction

Definition: the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists


Synonyms: ruin

Definition: a ruined building

Usage: they explored several Roman ruins

Similar words: building, edifice

Definition: a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place

Usage: there was a three-story building on the corner; it was an imposing edifice


Synonyms: ruin, ruination, downfall

Definition: failure that results in a loss of position or reputation

Similar words: failure

Definition: an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose

Usage: the surprise party was a complete failure


Synonyms: ruin, ruination

Definition: an event that results in destruction

Similar words: demolition, destruction, wipeout

Definition: an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something


Synonyms: dilapidation, ruin

Definition: the process of becoming dilapidated

Similar words: decay

Definition: the process of gradually becoming inferior


Synonyms: ruin, ruination

Definition: an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction

Usage: you have brought ruin on this entire family

Similar words: devastation, desolation

Definition: the state of being decayed or destroyed

Synonyms for (verb) ruin

Synonyms: ruin

Definition: fall into ruin

Similar words: dilapidate, crumble, decay

Definition: fall into decay or ruin

Usage: The unoccupied house started to decay


Synonyms: ruin, deflower

Definition: deprive of virginity

Usage: This dirty old man deflowered several young girls in the village

Similar words: copulate, couple, pair, mate

Definition: engage in sexual intercourse

Usage: Birds mate in the Spring


Synonyms: ruin

Definition: reduce to ruins

Usage: The country lay ruined after the war

Similar words: desolate, devastate, scourge, lay waste to, ravage, waste

Definition: cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly

Usage: The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion


Synonyms: bankrupt, break, smash, ruin

Definition: reduce to bankruptcy

Usage: My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!; The slump in the financial markets smashed him

Similar words: impoverish

Definition: make poor


Synonyms: ruin

Definition: destroy or cause to fail

Usage: This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election

Similar words: spoil, scotch, queer, thwart, bilk, baffle, foil, frustrate, cross

Definition: hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

Usage: What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge; foil your opponent