an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction
"you have brought ruin on this entire family"
a ruined building
"they explored several Roman ruins"
the process of becoming dilapidated
an event that results in destruction
downfall, ruin, ruination(noun)
failure that results in a loss of position or reputation
laying waste, ruin, ruining, ruination, wrecking(verb)
destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined
destroy completely; damage irreparably
"You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up"
destroy or cause to fail
"This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election"
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"
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
reduce to ruins
"The country lay ruined after the war"
deprive of virginity
"This dirty old man deflowered several young girls in the village"
fall into ruin
to cause the ruin of.
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.
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.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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
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How to use ruin in a sentence?
I remember the worth of having an emergency fund available, that's why I don't like draining it. I don't want to ruin it again.
War begets quiet, quiet idleness, idleness disorder, disorder ruin; likewise ruin order, order virtue, virtue glory, and good fortune.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
Most people suffer in life because they ruin and sacrifice a certain beautiful today, for a hope of an uncertain glorious tomorrow. If today you destroy a potential seed, how will it flower tomorrow sow and nurture all the seeds today and MickeyMize your life! Share this with as many for a fragrant world.
Ok this is what you want? Ok then, I’m going to ruin your life. You will see. If I was you, I wouldn’t go out tonight.
Translations for ruin
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- خراب, دمرArabic
- ruïnaCatalan, Valencian
- zřícenina, zruinovat, ruinaCzech
- ruin, ødelægDanish
- Ruin, verderben, zerstören, kaputtmachen, vernichten, ruinieren, auf die Knie zwingen, RuineGerman
- ερείπιο, καταστρέφωGreek
- arruinar, ruina, ruinar, desbaratarSpanish
- tärvellä, raunio, raunioittaa, turmio, pilata, rappio, tuhotaFinnish
- gâcher, ruiner, ruine, abîmer, plomber, foutre en l'air, massacrerFrench
- RuïneWestern Frisian
- creach, tobhtaScottish Gaelic
- הרס, דפק, פישלHebrew
- विनाश, नाशHindi
- romba dönt, lerombol, roncs, omladék, rom, tönkreteszHungarian
- rovina, rovinareItalian
- 破綻, 崩壊, 潰す, 遺跡, 破壊, 打ち壊す, 廃墟, めちゃめちゃ, 破産, 滅ぼす, 潰滅Japanese
- verval, bouwval, puin, puinhoop, ruïne, ruïnerenDutch
- kitsʼiilíNavajo, Navaho
- roïna, arroïnarOccitan
- arruinar, ruína, acabar com, destruirPortuguese
- ruegna, ruina, ruignaRomansh
- ruină, stricaRomanian
- крах, гибель, портить, в развалинах, разрушать, разорение, развалина, разрушить, в руинах, крушение, руина, испортитьRussian
- orroghina, roghina, arruinuSardinian
- podorina, ruševina, razvala, provalina, razval, упропастити, razvalina, podorSerbo-Croatian
- ruin, ödelägga, ruineraSwedish
- hư hạiVietnamese
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