Something that's ruined is spoiled, wrecked, or destroyed. A ruined party can result from your obnoxious brother annoying all the friends you invited.

Ruined means destroyed or useless. When you visit the site of a long uninhabited city, the broken down structures you see are ruins — time and neglect has resulted in ruined buildings. Both words come from the Latin ruere, "to fall." Opening the oven door too soon can yield a ruined soufflé — it could literally fall, or collapse into a squishy mess. Your reputation as a cook might also be described as ruined after such a disaster.

Definitions of ruined
  1. adjective
    destroyed physically or morally
    synonyms: destroyed
    spiritually or physically doomed or destroyed
  2. adjective
    brought to ruin
    “the unsuccessful run for office left him ruined politically and economically”
    synonyms: finished
    spoiled or ruined or demolished
  3. adjective
    doomed to extinction
    synonyms: done for, sunk, undone, washed-up
    not successful; having failed or having an unfavorable outcome
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