Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun destruction

3 senses of destruction

Sense 1
destruction, devastation -- (the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists)
       => termination, ending, conclusion -- (the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement")

Sense 2
destruction, demolition, wipeout -- (an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something)
       => ending, conclusion, finish -- (event whose occurrence ends something; "his death marked the ending of an era"; "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show")

Sense 3
end, destruction, death -- (a final state; "he came to a bad end"; "the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end")
       => state -- (the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state")

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