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Definition of Ruin

Ruin

  1. The act of falling or tumbling down; fall.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The state of being dcayed, or of having become ruined or worthless; as, to be in ruins; to go to ruin.
  5. That which promotes injury, decay, or destruction.
  6. 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.
  7. To fall to ruins; to go to ruin; to become decayed or dilapidated; to perish.

Ruin Quotations

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
Warren Buffett

Bottom line is, I didn't return to Apple to make a fortune. I've been very lucky in my life and already have one. When I was 25, my net worth was $100 million or so. I decided then that I wasn't going to let it ruin my life. There's no way you could ever spend it all, and I don't view wealth as something that validates my intelligence.
Steve Jobs

If you can manipulate news, a judge can manipulate the law. A smart lawyer can keep a killer out of jail, a smart accountant can keep a thief from paying taxes, a smart reporter could ruin your reputation- unfairly.
Mario Cuomo

The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.
Ernest Hemingway

He who busies himself with things other than improvement of his own self becomes perplexed in darkness and entangled in ruin. His evil spirits immerse him deep in vices and make his bad actions seem handsome.
Ali ibn Abi Talib
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Ruin Translations

ruin in Danish is ruinere
ruin in French is ruinez, ruinons, ruine, mort, ruinent
ruin in German is Ruine, Ruin, ruinieren, verderben
ruin in Italian is viziare, rovina, rovinare
ruin in Latin is everto, perdo, eversio, pessum dare, letum, attero
ruin in Spanish is averiarse, ruina, arruinar