the state or fact of being rendered nonexistent, physically unsound, or useless <a vicious bombardment that left the building in ruins> Synonyms annihilation
Related Words depredation
Near Antonyms rescue
ruins pl the portion or bits of something left over or behind after it has been destroyed <the ruins of an abandoned abbey> Related Words jetsam
the inability to pay one's debts <the family faces ruin if the chief breadwinner doesn't find another job very soon>
something that is the cause of one's ultimate failure or loss of life <the politician's eventual ruin would be a sexual indiscretion>
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