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1. ruin

verb. ['ˈruːən, ˈruːɪn'] destroy completely; damage irreparably.

Synonyms

  • kick down
  • scourge
  • vandalise
  • explode
  • waste
  • shipwreck
  • vandalize
  • do a job on
  • wrack
  • lay waste to
  • destroy
  • devastate
  • wreck
  • bust
  • harry
  • violate
  • burn
  • kick in
  • spoil
  • subvert
  • get
  • devour
  • wash out
  • consume
  • bust up
  • desolate
  • rape
  • despoil
  • plunder
  • burn down
  • ravage
  • break

Antonyms

  • dissuade
  • go
  • take away
  • repel

Etymology

  • ruine (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ruine (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Ruin

  • menuhin
  • baudouin
  • frewin
  • rouyn
  • lewin
  • doin'

How do you pronounce ruin?

Pronounce ruin as ruɪn.

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Example sentences of the word ruin


1. Verb, base form
You want to ensure you get rid of all excess moisture as it could ruin the quality of fuel.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Don't let pricey airline tickets ruin your vacation budget.

Quotes containing the word ruin


1. Reality continues to ruin my life.
- Bill Watterson, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes

2. The art of war is of vital importance to the state. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.
- Sun Tzu

3. I definitely have guys that I'm friends with that I have a crush on, and you don't want to ruin the friendship.
- Miranda Cosgrove

2. ruin

noun. ['ˈruːən, ˈruːɪn'] an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction.

Synonyms

  • devastation
  • desolation

Antonyms

  • conform to
  • extinguish
  • hypopigmentation

Etymology

  • ruine (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ruine (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. ruin

noun. ['ˈruːən, ˈruːɪn'] a ruined building.

Synonyms

  • building

Antonyms

  • underspend
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • ruine (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ruine (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. ruin

noun. ['ˈruːən, ˈruːɪn'] an event that results in destruction.

Synonyms

  • demolition
  • devastation
  • wipeout
  • desolation
  • shipwreck
  • ruination

Antonyms

  • succeed
  • raise
  • assemble
  • improvement

Etymology

  • ruine (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ruine (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. ruin

noun. ['ˈruːən, ˈruːɪn'] the process of becoming dilapidated.

Synonyms

  • decay

Antonyms

  • defend
  • keep

Etymology

  • ruine (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ruine (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. ruin

noun. ['ˈruːən, ˈruːɪn'] destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined.

Synonyms

  • destruction
  • devastation
  • ruination
  • ruining
  • wrecking

Antonyms

  • hire
  • implode
  • applaud
  • decrease

Etymology

  • ruine (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ruine (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. ruin

verb. ['ˈruːən, ˈruːɪn'] fall into ruin.

Synonyms

  • dilapidate
  • crumble

Antonyms

  • obey
  • lose
  • lend

Etymology

  • ruine (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ruine (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. ruin

verb. ['ˈruːən, ˈruːɪn'] reduce to ruins.

Synonyms

  • devastate
  • waste
  • desolate
  • ravage
  • lay waste to

Antonyms

  • let
  • color
  • abstain
  • consolable

Etymology

  • ruine (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ruine (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. ruin

verb. ['ˈruːən, ˈruːɪn'] destroy or cause to fail.

Synonyms

  • baffle
  • thwart
  • bilk
  • shipwreck
  • queer
  • spoil
  • scotch
  • frustrate
  • undo
  • break
  • foil

Antonyms

  • begin
  • promote
  • enliven
  • validate

Etymology

  • ruine (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ruine (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

10. ruin

noun. ['ˈruːən, ˈruːɪn'] failure that results in a loss of position or reputation.

Synonyms

  • downfall
  • ruination
  • failure

Antonyms

  • recuperate
  • conserve
  • providence
  • hospitable

Etymology

  • ruine (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ruine (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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