• word of the day

    ruin

    ruin - Dictionary definition and meaning for word ruin

    Definition
    (noun) an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction
    Synonyms : ruination
    Example Sentence
    • you have brought ruin on this entire family
    Definition
    (noun) a ruined building
    Example Sentence
    • they explored several Roman ruins
    Definition
    (noun) the process of becoming dilapidated
    Synonyms : dilapidation
    Definition
    (noun) an event that results in destruction
    Synonyms : ruination
    Definition
    (noun) failure that results in a loss of position or reputation
    Synonyms : downfall , ruination
    Definition
    (noun) destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined Definition
    (verb) destroy completely; damage irreparably
    Synonyms : destroy
    Example Sentence
    • You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!
    • The tears ruined her make-up
    Definition
    (verb) destroy or cause to fail
    Example Sentence
    • This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election
    Definition
    (verb) reduce to bankruptcy
    Synonyms : bankrupt , break , smash
    Example Sentence
    • My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!
    • The slump in the financial markets smashed him
    Definition
    (verb) reduce to ruins
    Example Sentence
    • The country lay ruined after the war
    Definition
    (verb) deprive of virginity
    Synonyms : deflower
    Example Sentence
    • This dirty old man deflowered several young girls in the village
    Definition
    (verb) fall into ruin
Connect with us on Facebook