ruin (Meaning)

Wordnet

ruin (n)

an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction

a ruined building

the process of becoming dilapidated

an event that results in destruction

failure that results in a loss of position or reputation

destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined

Wordnet

ruin (v)

destroy completely; damage irreparably

destroy or cause to fail

reduce to bankruptcy

reduce to ruins

deprive of virginity

fall into ruin

Webster

ruin (n.)

The act of falling or tumbling down; fall.

Such a change of anything as destroys it, or entirely defeats its object, or unfits it for use; destruction; overthrow; as, the ruin of a ship or an army; the ruin of a constitution or a government; the ruin of health or hopes.

That which is fallen down and become worthless from injury or decay; as, his mind is a ruin; especially, in the plural, the remains of a destroyed, dilapidated, or desolate house, fortress, city, or the like.

The state of being dcayed, or of having become ruined or worthless; as, to be in ruins; to go to ruin.

That which promotes injury, decay, or destruction.

To bring to ruin; to cause to fall to pieces and decay; to make to perish; to bring to destruction; to bring to poverty or bankruptcy; to impair seriously; to damage essentially; to overthrow.

Webster

ruin (v. i.)

To fall to ruins; to go to ruin; to become decayed or dilapidated; to perish.

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ruin Sentence Examples

  1. The hurricane's catastrophic force ruined the coastal town, leaving behind a trail of devastation.
  2. Reckless spending habits ruined her financial stability, leading to bankruptcy.
  3. The careless driver's reckless maneuver ruined the classic car, causing irreparable damage.
  4. The betrayal of her lover ruined her trust in humanity, leaving her disillusioned and heartbroken.
  5. The politician's corruption scandal ruined his reputation, tarnishing his once-respected career.
  6. The faulty software update ruined the company's computer system, causing widespread disruption.
  7. The drought ruined the crops, leading to a severe food shortage in the region.
  8. The fire ruined the historic building, reducing it to ash and rubble.
  9. The malicious gossip ruined her social life, isolating her from friends and family.
  10. The accident ruined her mobility, leaving her dependent on others for her everyday needs.

FAQs About the word ruin

an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction, a ruined building, the process of becoming dilapidated, an event that results in destruction, failure tha

bankrupt,break, impoverish, bust, reduce,pauperize, wipe out, beggar, straiten, clean (out)

enrich, enrich,, richen,richen

The hurricane's catastrophic force ruined the coastal town, leaving behind a trail of devastation.

Reckless spending habits ruined her financial stability, leading to bankruptcy.

The careless driver's reckless maneuver ruined the classic car, causing irreparable damage.

The betrayal of her lover ruined her trust in humanity, leaving her disillusioned and heartbroken.