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

5 senses of devastation

Sense 1
devastation, desolation -- (the state of being decayed or destroyed)
       => deterioration, impairment -- (a symptom of reduced quality or strength)

Sense 2
devastation -- (the feeling of being confounded or overwhelmed; "her departure left him in utter devastation")
       => feeling -- (the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual")

Sense 3
devastation, desolation -- (an event that results in total destruction)
       => ruin, ruination -- (an event that results in destruction)

Sense 4
ravaging, devastation -- (plundering with excessive damage and destruction)
       => plundering, pillage, pillaging -- (the act of stealing valuable things from a place; "the plundering of the Parthenon"; "his plundering of the great authors")

Sense 5
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")

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