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Synonyms for ruin
ˈru ɪnru·in

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Wiktionary

  1. ruinverb

    Synonyms:
    ruinate

  2. ruinverb

    to cause the ruin of.

    Synonyms:
    ruinate

  3. ruinverb

    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. ruinverb

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ruin, ruinationnoun

    an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction

    "you have brought ruin on this entire family"

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

  2. ruinnoun

    a ruined building

    "they explored several Roman ruins"

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

  3. dilapidation, ruinnoun

    the process of becoming dilapidated

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

  4. ruin, ruinationnoun

    an event that results in destruction

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

  5. downfall, ruin, ruinationnoun

    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, wreckingverb

    destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined

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

  7. destroy, ruinverb

    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. ruinverb

    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, smashverb

    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. ruinverb

    reduce to ruins

    "The country lay ruined after the war"

    Synonyms:
    deflower, break, smash, bankrupt, destroy

  11. deflower, ruinverb

    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. ruinverb

    fall into ruin

    Synonyms:
    deflower, break, smash, bankrupt, destroy

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ruinnoun

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

  2. ruinnoun

    Synonyms:
    mischief, bane, pest

  3. ruinverb

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

  4. ruinverb

    Synonyms:
    impoverish, bring to want, reduce to poverty

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ruinnoun

    Synonyms:
    bane, pest, plague

  2. ruinnoun

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

  3. ruinverb

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

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How to use ruin in a sentence?

  1. Ramona Azcona:

    The number one misconception is that they will ruin your own natural lash. This is false! It’s all about your lash stylist not adding lashes that are too heavy or too long for your natural lashes to handle, the correct amount of lash glue is also important, it should not be too much or clumpy.

  2. De Lesseps:

    I’m still working on my guest list, this is the most exciting time of my life, getting married again after all this time. I am thrilled. I am not going to let what has happened on the show ruin the most exciting time of my life.

  3. David Hume:

    Extensive conquests, when pursued, must be the ruin of every free government

  4. Robert Gurval:

    It would be remarkable if it could have survived the millennia of culture change and natural ruin, even if untouched by human hands, earthquakes and seawater would have buried or submerged it.

  5. Jesse Shelley:

    Conformity is the ruin of the mind.


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