Origin of ruination
Related Words for ruinationundoing, wrack, liquidation, downfall, extinction, devastation, end, wrecking, wreck, ruin, havoc, subversion, overthrow, extirpation, murder, massacre, invalidation, slaughter, bane, elimination
Examples from the Web for ruination
Contemporary Examples of ruination
Nazism left no stone unturned to bring about the ruination of Germany.Baathism Can't Die Quickly Enough
September 20, 2012
It looks like the day after the election, the headlines will be Republican rout, Democrat ruination.
Sober or drunk: It looks like the day after the election, the headlines will be Republican rout, Democrat ruination.
And he bristles at the suggestion that he was the ruination of her career.Brittany Death Suit
January 27, 2010
Historical Examples of ruination
But this turkey-trot-tango business—it's goin' to be the ruination of the home.In a Little Town
"That child will be my ruination," he muttered, seating himself at the desk.Tess of the Storm Country
Grace Miller White
A man may be bald-headed, and it's genteel; but to be barefooted, it's ruination.
It is ruination to a good book not to cut it right through into the corners.The Private Library
Arthur L. Humphreys
A fast horse on a farm is ruination to the boys, for it starts them racing and betting.Beautiful Joe
- the act of ruining or the state of being ruined
- something that causes ruin
1660s, from verb ruinate "to go to ruin" (1540s), from Medieval Latin ruinatus, past participle of ruinare, from Latin ruina (see ruin (n.)).