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Synonyms for ruin
ˈru ɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ruin, ruination(noun)

    an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction

    "you have brought ruin on this entire family"

    Synonyms:
    ruination, downfall, ruining, wrecking, laying waste, dilapidation

  2. ruin(noun)

    a ruined building

    "they explored several Roman ruins"

    Synonyms:
    ruination, downfall, ruining, wrecking, laying waste, dilapidation

  3. dilapidation, ruin(noun)

    the process of becoming dilapidated

    Synonyms:
    decrepitude, ruining, ruination, wrecking, laying waste, dilapidation, downfall

  4. ruin, ruination(noun)

    an event that results in destruction

    Synonyms:
    ruination, downfall, ruining, wrecking, laying waste, dilapidation

  5. downfall, ruin, ruination(noun)

    failure that results in a loss of position or reputation

    Synonyms:
    fall, ruination, ruining, precipitation, wrecking, laying waste, dilapidation, downfall

  6. laying waste, ruin, ruining, ruination, wrecking(verb)

    destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined

    Synonyms:
    razing, ruining, ruination, wrecking, laying waste, dilapidation, downfall

  7. destroy, ruin(verb)

    destroy completely; damage irreparably

    "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up"

    Synonyms:
    demolish, destruct, bankrupt, smash, deflower, break, destroy, put down

  8. ruin(verb)

    destroy or cause to fail

    "This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election"

    Synonyms:
    deflower, break, smash, bankrupt, destroy

  9. bankrupt, ruin, break, smash(verb)

    reduce to bankruptcy

    "My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!"; "The slump in the financial markets smashed him"

    Synonyms:
    crack, break away, give way, soften, reveal, develop, unwrap, conk out, part, collapse, die, smash up, transgress, founder, weaken, dash, discover, bang up, snap off, stop, go, demote, break out, separate, split, give away, destroy, damp, smash, deflower, offend, get out, fracture, relegate, bring out, violate, divulge, pause, let on, get around, interrupt, wear out, cave in, break-dance, crush, break up, check, give out, break in, give, split up, better, burst, go bad, boom, breach, break off, disclose, bust, erupt, recrudesce, break dance, go against, dampen, fall in, bump, let out, fall apart, kick downstairs, blast, nail, break down, infract, fail, come apart, bankrupt, expose, break, demolish, discontinue, intermit, wear

  10. ruin(verb)

    reduce to ruins

    "The country lay ruined after the war"

    Synonyms:
    deflower, break, smash, bankrupt, destroy

  11. deflower, ruin(verb)

    deprive of virginity

    "This dirty old man deflowered several young girls in the village"

    Synonyms:
    mar, impair, deflower, spoil, vitiate, bankrupt, smash, break, destroy

  12. ruin(verb)

    fall into ruin

    Synonyms:
    deflower, break, smash, bankrupt, destroy

Wiktionary

  1. ruin(verb)

    Synonyms:
    ruinate

  2. ruin(verb)

    to cause the ruin of.

    Synonyms:
    ruinate

  3. ruin(verb)

    To destroy or make something no longer be able to be for good use.

    He ruined his new white slacks by accidentally spilling oil on them.

    Synonyms:
    ruinate

  4. ruin(verb)

    To mess up the plans or progress of, or to put into disarray; to spoil.

    My car breaking down just as I was on the road ruined my vacation.

    Synonyms:
    ruinate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ruin

    Abuse covers all unreasonable or improper use or treatment by word or act. A tenant does not abuse rented property by "reasonable wear," though that may damage the property and injure its sale; he may abuse it by needless defacement or neglect. It is possible to abuse a man without harming him, as when the criminal vituperates the judge; or to harm a man without abusing him, as when the witness tells the truth about the criminal. Defame, malign, rail at, revile, slander, vilify, and vituperate are used always in a bad sense. One may be justly reproached. To impose on or to victimize one is to injure him by abusing his confidence. To persecute one is to ill-treat him for opinion's sake, commonly for religious belief; to oppress is generally for political or pecuniary motives. "Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy," Deut. xxiv, 14. Misemploy, misuse, and pervert are commonly applied to objects rather than to persons. A dissolute youth misemploys his time, misuses his money and opportunities, harms his associates, perverts his talents, wrongs his parents, ruins himself, abuses every good gift of God.

    Synonyms:
    abuse, aggrieve, damage, defame, defile, disparage, harm, ill-treat, ill-use, impose on, impose upon, injure, malign, maltreat, misemploy, misuse, molest, oppress, persecute, pervert, prostitute, rail at, ravish, reproach, revile, slander, victimize, vilify, violate, vituperate, wrong

    Antonyms:
    applaud, benefit, care for, cherish, conserve, consider, eulogize, extol, favor, laud, panegyrize, praise, protect, regard, respect, shield, sustain, tend, uphold, vindicate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ruin(n.)

    Synonyms:
    destruction, discomfiture, overthrow, defeat, wreck, shipwreck, perdition, fall, downfall, prostration, subversion, undoing

  2. ruin(n.)

    Synonyms:
    mischief, bane, pest

  3. ruin(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    destroy, demolish, overthrow, subvert, overturn, overwhelm

  4. ruin(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    impoverish, bring to want, reduce to poverty

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ruin(n)

    Synonyms:
    bane, pest, plague

  2. ruin(n)

    Synonyms:
    wreck, destruction, undoing, dilapidation, disorganization, perdition, ruination, subversion, shipwreck, downfall, havoc, demolition

  3. ruin(v)

    Synonyms:
    overthrow, subvert, destroy, wreck, ruinate, impoverish

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    spoil, ruins, destroy, ruination, wrack, striker, downfall, doom, ruined, collapse

How to pronounce ruin?

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How to say ruin in sign language?

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How to use ruin in a sentence?

  1. Asmat Malik:

    Electables are totally against our philosophy. The party was established on the idea of meritocracy and justice. This will ruin it.

  2. Van Gilder:

    I ’m charged with a felony, that could ruin my life. That could hurt my pension that I spent 34 years acquiring. And I could n’t vote. It’s not right, it’s not fair.

  3. Amado Picardal:

    This is wrong. We have to put a stop to this. Because if this continues it will destroy us as a country, as a nation, it is bringing out the worst in a lot of people ... Most of (those killed) will be poor, most of them will be users, and the problems of poverty will still be there. It is not addressed. It is going to bring us to ruin.

  4. Jerry Seinfeld:

    I never saw someone ruin their entire career with one button push, that was fresh.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Never compare your life with someone else's life. For, you have no idea what he or she does secretly i.e. behind your back. Don't have negative thoughts over things that you can't control. And refuse to bear grudges against anyone right here or out there. In other words, forgive all things and everyone. Never over do anything, have a limit and keep to it. Don't take yourself and life so seriously. For, you ought not to do that. I mean, disregard or overlook some things sometimes. Never waste your precious energy or time on gossip or habits like that. Rather, utilize and maximize your God-given energy and time. Dream big, be a visionary and dare to pursue your dreams and visions unyieldingly until you realize them. Listen up, envy is a waste of time. Yes! you already have all you need presently to survive. Any other thing which you think that you still need to live comfortably will be given to you by God in due course. That is to say, at the right or proper time. Emancipate yourself from the issues of the past. I mean, stop living in your past life and mistakes. For, living in your past is most likely to ruin your present happiness and future success. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. So, don't hate anyone. Do love all and sundry as much as you can. Strive to live in peace with everyone. For, peace is better off than war or conflict. In case you don't know, no one else is responsible for your happiness except your own self. Yes! you heard me right. So, always be happy and never sad. You've got to realize that life is a school and you are meant to learn daily. Moreover, challenges are simply part of life. They do appear just for a while and then fade away like flowers. Thus, never mind your challenges. Always smile, laugh and share all you have with someone else or others. Because, you've got to be doing that. Never forget, givers never lack. Conclusively, dare to believe in God Almighty and do believe he can do all things. Besides that, believe in your own self. In other words, be self-confident. For, it is expected of you. That is just a piece of advice and words of encouragement for you. -Emeasoba George


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