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

6 senses of ruin

Sense 1
ruin, ruination -- (an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction; "you have brought ruin on this entire family")
       => devastation, desolation -- (the state of being decayed or destroyed)

Sense 2
ruin -- (a ruined building; "they explored several Roman ruins")
       => building, edifice -- (a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice")

Sense 3
dilapidation, ruin -- (the process of becoming dilapidated)
       => decay -- (the process of gradually becoming inferior)

Sense 4
ruin, ruination -- (an event that results in destruction)
       => destruction, demolition, wipeout -- (an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something)

Sense 5
downfall, ruin, ruination -- (failure that results in a loss of position or reputation)
       => failure -- (an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose; "the surprise party was a complete failure")

Sense 6
laying waste, ruin, ruining, ruination, wrecking -- (destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined)
       => destruction, devastation -- (the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb ruin

6 senses of ruin

Sense 1
destroy, ruin -- (destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up")

Sense 2
ruin -- (destroy or cause to fail; "This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election")
       => thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk -- (hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent")

Sense 3
bankrupt, ruin, break, smash -- (reduce to bankruptcy; "My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!"; "The slump in the financial markets smashed him")
       => impoverish -- (make poor)

Sense 4
ruin -- (reduce to ruins; "The country lay ruined after the war")
       => lay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourge -- (cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion")

Sense 5
deflower, ruin -- (deprive of virginity; "This dirty old man deflowered several young girls in the village")
       => copulate, mate, pair, couple -- (engage in sexual intercourse; "Birds mate in the Spring")

Sense 6
ruin -- (fall into ruin)
       => decay, crumble, dilapidate -- (fall into decay or ruin; "The unoccupied house started to decay")

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