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

4 senses of ruination

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

Sense 3
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 4
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)

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