Another word for destruction
The act of destroying
demolition, demolishing, ruin, ruining, wrecking, tearing down, razing, leveling, annihilation, devastation, holocaust, eradication, obliteration, slaying, slaughter, carnage, liquidation, extirpation, overthrow, subversion, extermination, elimination, ravaging, consumption, abolition, murder, assassination, killing, disruption, bombardment, burning, dynamiting, laying waste, tearing apart, disintegration, extinction, ravagement, wreckage, subjugation, despoiling, depredation, dissolution, butchery, sabotage, subverting, ravaging, pillaging, plundering, despoliation, sacking, vandalism, subjugation, crushing, dissolving, invalidating, extinguishing, overthrowing, collision, crashing, falling, felling, dismantling, gutting, defacing, shattering, smashing, trampling, knocking down, stamping out, wiping out, sack, rack and ruin, crack of doom*; see also carnage, wreck 1.
The condition after destruction
ruin, waste, ashes, wreck, annihilation, devastation, havoc, vestiges, desolation, ruins, overthrow, decay, dilapidation, disintegration, loss, bane, blight, remains, remnants, prostration, injury, impairment, ravage, downfall, end, bankruptcy, starvation, plague, shipwreck, dissolution, removal, sacrifice, disorganization, immolation; see also damage 2.
destruction implies annihilation or demolition, as by fire, explosion, flood, etc. the destruction of the village in an air raid; ruin implies a state of decay, disintegration, etc. especially through such natural processes as age and weather the barn is in a state of ruin; havoc suggests total destruction or devastation, as following an earthquake or hurricane the storm wreaked havoc along the coast; dilapidation implies a state of ruin or shabbiness resulting from neglect the dilapidation of a deserted house
Another word for destructionnoun
The act of destroying or state of being destroyed:bane, devastation, havoc, ruin, ruination, undoing, wrack1, wreck, wreckage. See help, leftover
An act, instance, or consequence of breaking:breakage, damage, impairment, wreckage. See help
Something that causes total loss or severe impairment, as of one's health, fortune, honor, or hopes:bane, destroyer, downfall, ruin, ruination, undoing, wrecker. See help