View definitions for ravages
noun as in devastation
The unemployed have a right to be anxious about the ravages on their families exacted by their unemployment.
Here he is describing the state of the body when it is hauled ashore: “Its humanity had been lost to the ravages of nature.”
It was simply a reaction to the ravages of war and an expression of fear that this conflict might never end.
We have gone a long way towards mitigating the ravages of nature.
A surge of hormones floods their body and ravages the heart.
An eruption of mount tna, which extended its ravages four leagues around, and buried several persons alive.
The plague at Smyrna committed great ravages; about 300 died daily for some time.
The Swiss take precaution to protect themselves from their ravages as other folk do to procure immunity from floods.
Who would be secure from the unrestrained ravages of every base passion that finds its home in the human heart?
"What a mercy it is that the ravages of war so far have left it almost untouched," answered Lawrence.
On this page you'll find 57 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ravages, such as: confusion, desolation, havoc, ruin, defoliation, and demolition.
From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.