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devastated

[ dev-uh-steyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF devastated

Synonyms for devastated

  • ravage
  • raze
  • ruin
  • wreck
  • desecrate
  • desolate
  • despoil
  • devour
  • level
  • pillage
  • plunder
  • raid
  • sack
  • smash
  • spoil
  • total
  • trash
  • waste
  • depredate
  • do one in
  • lay waste
  • spoliate
  • stamp out
  • take apart
  • wipe off map
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Antonyms for devastated

  • build
  • construct
  • create
  • guard
  • help
  • improve
  • protect
  • save
  • enrich
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEVASTATED

We went on with some difficulty, trying to find the road in these devastated plains.

For property that had been devastated or destroyed a similar maximum of compensation was voted.

The country was devastated by fire and to the last degree inhospitable.

I have no child, my house is destroyed, my fields are devastated.

What assurance could there be that the precious pearl-bed would not be devastated?

The wind dropped with the sun, leaving a maddened sea and a devastated sky.

A girl's voice, sighing and singing, from deep in that devastated spot.

Boston, Charleston, Baltimore, Pittsburg in turn were devastated.

He revelled in the beautiful woods so often devastated by forest fires.

The eleventh also devastated our country, in 1103, and the ravages were dreadful.

WORD ORIGIN

1630s, perhaps a back-formation from devastation. Apparently not common until 19c.; earlier verb form devast is attested from 1530s, from Middle French devaster. Related: devastated; devastating.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DEVASTATED

destroyed

adjectiveruined
  • abolished
  • annihilated
  • blasted
  • blighted
  • broken
  • consumed
  • demolished
  • devastated
  • devoured
  • disintegrated
  • eradicated
  • felled
  • gutted
  • incinerated
  • killed
  • lost
  • obliterated
  • overwhelmed
  • ravaged
  • razed
  • ruined
  • sacked
  • shattered
  • smashed
  • torn down
  • totaled
  • wasted
  • wiped out
  • wrecked
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.