Synonyms for ruin

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : roo-in
Phonetic Transcription : ˈru ɪn

Top 10 synonyms for ruin Other synonyms for the word ruin

Définition of ruin

Origin :
  • late 14c., "act of giving way and falling down," from Old French ruine "a collapse" (14c.), and directly from Latin ruina "a collapse, a rushing down, a tumbling down" (cf. Spanish ruina, Italian rovina), related to ruere "to rush, fall violently, collapse," from PIE *reue- "to smash, knock down, tear out, dig up" (see rough (adj.)). Meaning "complete destruction of anything" is from 1670s. Ruins "remains of a decayed building or town" is from mid-15c.; the same sense was in the Latin plural noun.
  • noun situation of devastation
  • verb devastate, destroy
Example sentences :
  • Were all the events of life combining to ruin or to save him?
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • There is a grandeur in the ruin to be enjoyed, as well as a scene of beauty from its towers.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • To put it out of your power to ruin yourself is the only way left to prevent your ruin.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • Until now there's a man that can squeeze and ruin me any day, and that's Merchant.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • Well, since rhyming's been my ruin, let me rhyme to the bitter end.
  • Extract from : « Ballads of a Bohemian » by Robert W. Service
  • His early vow to ruin as many of the fair sex as he can get into his power.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • It was the law that had worked the ruin of her life, which she had striven to make wholesome.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • The whole is a ruin, yet intact, if I may be pardoned the paradox.
  • Extract from : « The Roof of France » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • You have barely finished your experiments, and now you're planning my ruin.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • Indeed, my ruin came not from too great individualism of life, but from too little.
  • Extract from : « De Profundis » by Oscar Wilde

Antonyms for ruin

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