Synonyms of 'in ruins'
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The economy is in ruins.
The building was in ruins.
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A place or building that is derelict is empty and in a bad state of repair because it has not been used or lived in for a long time.
His body was found dumped in a derelict warehouse.
A building that is dilapidated is old and in a generally bad condition.
She lived in a dilapidated old cottage.
Thesaurus for in ruins from the Collins English Thesaurus
If something is in ruins , it is completely spoiled.