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See definition of ravages on Dictionary.com
  • as indevastation
  • as inhavoc

synonyms for ravages

  • confusion
  • desolation
  • havoc
  • ruin
  • defoliation
  • demolition
  • depredation
  • loss
  • pillage
  • plunder
  • ruination
  • spoliation
  • waste
  • calamity
  • cataclysm
  • catastrophe
  • chaos
  • confusion
  • destruction
  • devastation
  • disruption
  • mayhem
  • damage
  • desolation
  • dilapidation
  • disorder
  • loss
  • plunder
  • ruination
  • shambles
  • vandalism
  • waste
  • wreck
  • wreckage
  • despoiling
  • rack and ruin
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antonyms for ravages

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  • construction
  • building
  • creation
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How to use ravages in a sentence

An eruption of mount tna, which extended its ravages four leagues around, and buried several persons alive.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
The plague at Smyrna committed great ravages; about 300 died daily for some time.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
The Swiss take precaution to protect themselves from their ravages as other folk do to procure immunity from floods.
OUTLINES OF THE EARTH'S HISTORYNATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
Who would be secure from the unrestrained ravages of every base passion that finds its home in the human heart?
GOSPEL PHILOSOPHYJ. H. WARD
"What a mercy it is that the ravages of war so far have left it almost untouched," answered Lawrence.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
What ravages would not these holy haranguers cause should they conspire to disturb a State, as they have so often done?
SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
This devastation, slow and silent as the tomb, was even more terrible than the brilliant ravages of a conflagration.
THE SEVEN CARDINAL SINS: ENVY AND INDOLENCEEUGNE SUE
A fragment of wall, that had withstood the ravages made by the war in the adjoining fences of wood, fortunately crossed his path.
THE SPYJ. FENIMORE COOPER
What ravages must such a vision make in the heart of a girl brought up among such a family!
AT THE SIGN OF THE CAT AND RACKETHONORE DE BALZAC
On the other hand, the Emperor's personal popularity was also suffering serious ravages.
THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTEWILLIAM MILLIGAN SLOANE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO RAVAGES

  • confusion
  • defoliation
  • demolition
  • depredation
  • desolation
  • havoc
  • loss
  • pillage
  • plunder
  • ravages
  • ruin
  • ruination
  • spoliation
  • waste
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.