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Synonyms for devastationdev·as·ta·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. devastation, desolationnoun

    the state of being decayed or destroyed

    forlornness, bareness, loneliness, bleakness, nakedness, desolation, ravaging, destruction

  2. devastationnoun

    the feeling of being confounded or overwhelmed

    "her departure left him in utter devastation"

    destruction, ravaging, desolation

  3. devastation, desolationnoun

    an event that results in total destruction

    forlornness, bareness, loneliness, bleakness, nakedness, desolation, ravaging, destruction

  4. ravaging, devastationnoun

    plundering with excessive damage and destruction

    destruction, ravaging, desolation

  5. destruction, devastationnoun

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

    end, death, desolation, wipeout, ravaging, destruction, demolition

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. devastationnoun

    ravage, desolation, destruction, havoc, ruin, waste, pillage, rapine

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. devastationnoun

    desolation, sacking, despoliation, ravage, havoc

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "devastation":

    havoc, destruction, desolation, damage, mayhem, disaster

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How to use devastation in a sentence?

  1. Mayor Matt White:

    It's a lot of devastation here, it's leveled, it's just devastated.

  2. Superstorm Sandy:

    Our residents post-Hurricane Sandy are more aware of the devastation a storm can bring, most of our residents are better prepared should they be asked to leave their home.

  3. Janet Yellen:

    The pandemic has caused widespread devastation, the damage has been sweeping, and as the President-elect said last Thursday, our response must be, too.

  4. Jamie LeSueur:

    The situation is terrible. The scale of devastation is enormous, almost everything is destroyed. Communication lines have been completely cut, and roads have been destroyed. Some affected communities are not accessible.

  5. Matt Booth:

    Complete annihilation. Just total devastation beyond anything I thought there would be, before it was all wooded and when you looked around, you could see the forest. Now you can just look through as far as you can see because there's nothing left.

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Translations for devastation

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  • دمارArabic
  • опустошениеBulgarian
  • Verwüstung, ZerstörungGerman
  • συντριβή, αφανισμός, καταστροφήGreek
  • arrasamiento, asolamiento, devastaciónSpanish
  • नाशHindi
  • aneatangaMāori
  • penghancuran, pemusnahan, kehancuran, kemusnahanMalay
  • verwoestingDutch
  • devastareRomanian
  • опустошение, разорениеRussian
  • பேரழிவுTamil
  • การทำลายล้างThai
  • 毀壞Chinese

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