What is another word for ravaged?

Pronunciation: [ɹˈavɪd͡ʒd] (IPA)

The word 'ravaged' refers to being destroyed or severely damaged. However, there are several synonyms you can use instead of using the same word over and over again. Such synonyms include devastated, decimated, ruined, wrecked, and plundered. All of these words have similar meanings that can be used interchangeably with 'ravaged', depending on the context. For instance, if you're writing about a war-torn area, you can use 'devastated' or 'decimated' instead of 'ravaged'. Alternatively, the word 'ruined' or 'wrecked' can be used to describe a building that has been severely damaged or destroyed by a storm. Therefore, by using these synonyms, you can add variety and interest to your writing.

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The word "ravaged" means to destroy or ruin something completely. Antonyms for this word would be words that mean to repair, build, create, or save. Some examples of antonyms for ravaged may include words like repair, construct, rebuild, restore, or preserve. These words imply a sense of restoration and repair, rather than destruction and damage. By using these antonyms, one can convey a positive and hopeful tone, conveying an optimistic approach to a situation. Using antonyms can bring balance to language and help one express their ideas in a more nuanced and effective manner.

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Usage examples for Ravaged

The sun, like an evil spirit, ravaged with living flame the parched earth.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
Poverty ravaged the mind in desperate acts-the mind ached in one continual groan for something within or without that might be sold.
"Corpus of a Siam Mosquito"
Steven Sills
I held out my hand and she took it without a trace of resentment on her ravaged face.
"The Greater Inclination"
Edith Wharton

Famous quotes with Ravaged

  • Only when manhood is dead - and it will perish when ravaged femininity no longer sustains it - only then will we know what it is to be free.
    Andrea Dworkin
  • You are the man newly arriving at history’s worm-ravaged door, the woman whose shadows are salves upon the bleeding breasts of the earth, the infant whose heartbeat floods every harp in Paradise.
  • Watergate left Washington a city ravaged by honesty.
    Russell Baker
  • "And what sort of country shall you build upon that watchword, General?" Lord Lyons asked. "You cannot be left entirely alone; you are become, as I said, a member of the family of nations. Further, this war has been hard on you. Much of your land has been ravaged or overrun, and in those places where the Federal army has been, slavery lies dying. Shall you restore it there at the point of a bayonet? Gladstone said October before last, perhaps a bit prematurely, that your Jefferson Davis had made an army, the beginnings of a navy, and, more important than either, a nation. You Southerners may have made the Confederacy into a nation, General Lee, but what sort of nation shall it be?" Lee did not answer for most of a minute. This pudgy little man in his comfortable chair had put into a nutshell his own worries and fears. He'd had scant time to dwell on them, not with the war always uppermost in his thoughts. But the war had not invalidated any of the British minister's questions- some of which Lincoln had also asked- only put off the time at which they would have to be answered. Now that time drew near. Now that the Confederacy was a nation, what sort of nation would it be? At last he said, "Your excellency, at this precise instant I cannot fully answer you, save to say that, whatever sort of nation we become, it shall be one of our own choosing." It was a good answer. Lord Lyons nodded, as if in thoughtful approval. Then Lee remembered the Rivington men. They too had their ideas on what the Confederate States of America should become.
    Harry Turtledove
  • It is significant that nothing resembling Platonism arose in China. Classical Chinese script is not ideographic, as used to be thought; but because of what A.C. Graham terms its 'combination of graphic wealth with phonetic poverty' it did not encourage the kind of abstract thinking that produced Plato's philosophy. Plato was what historians of philosophy call a realist - he believed that abstract terms designated spiritual or intellectual entities. In contrast, throughout its long history, Chinese thought has been nominalist - it has understood that even the most abstract terms are only labels, names for the diversity of things in the world. As a result, Chinese thinkers have rarely mistaken ideas for facts. Plato's legacy to European thought was a trio of capital letters - the Good, the Beautiful and the True. Wars have been fought and tyrannies established, cultures have been ravaged and peoples exterminated in the service of these abstractions. Europe owes much of its murderous history to errors of thinking engendered by the alphabet.
    John Gray (philosopher)

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