Synonyms of 'in ruins'
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1 ruinedDictionary, in tatters (informal) , over
The economy is in ruins.
2 derelictDictionary, ruined, broken down
The building was in ruins.
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A building that is dilapidated is old and in a generally bad condition.
She lived in a dilapidated old cottage.
`This business is finished,' he said sadly.
Thesaurus for in ruins from the Collins English Thesaurus
If something is in ruins , it is completely spoiled.