causing destruction or much damage
"a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism"
Causing destruction; damaging.
Causing break down or disassembly.
Catabolism is a destructive metabolism which involves the break down of molecules and release of energy.
Origin: From destructivus, from past participle of destruo + -ivus
causing destruction; tending to bring about ruin, death, or devastation; ruinous; fatal; productive of serious evil; mischievous; pernicious; -- often with of or to; as, intemperance is destructive of health; evil examples are destructive to the morals of youth
one who destroys; a radical reformer; a destructionist
The numerical value of destructive in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of destructive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Never feel self-pity, the most destructive emotion there is. How awful to be caught up in the terrible squirrel cage of self.
There is nothing more corrupting, nothing more destructive of the noblest and finest feelings of our nature, than the exercise of unlimited power.
Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the nonpharmaceutical narcotics it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.
I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.
There are destructive winds, rain, flooding, landslides, sea surges and very rough seas and the storm is exceedingly destructive there, we are still assessing the situation, but we stand ready to assist.
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- destructiuCatalan, Valencian
- destruktivní, ničivýCzech
- schädlich, zerstörend, destruktivGerman
- καταστρεπτικός, καταστροφικόςGreek
- millteach, sgriosail, sgriosachScottish Gaelic
- verwoestend, verwoestende, destructief, destructieveDutch
- distrugător, distructivRomanian
- rùšilačkī, rázōran, dȅstruktīvanSerbo-Croatian
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