What does disruptive mean?

Definitions for disruptivedɪsˈrʌp tɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disruptive, riotous, troubled, tumultuous, turbulent(adj)

    characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination

    "effects of the struggle will be violent and disruptive"; "riotous times"; "these troubled areas"; "the tumultuous years of his administration"; "a turbulent and unruly childhood"


  1. disruptive(Adjective)

    Causing disrupt or unrest.

    He has tendencies to exhibit disruptive behaviour

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disruptive(adj)

    causing, or tending to cause, disruption; caused by disruption; breaking through; bursting; as, the disruptive discharge of an electrical battery


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disruptive in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disruptive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Angelo Rossini:

    Technology is the strongest disruptive force in the travel industry today.

  2. R "Ray" Wang:

    Digital is more than just tech, this is about new and disruptive business models." (2013)

  3. Martin Dempsey:

    It is disruptive to their planning and command and control, these are high-value targets, senior leadership.

  4. President Trump:

    I stay out of Manhattan because it’s so disruptive to go to Manhattan, whenever a president came in, it was very disruptive — and I think I’m probably more disruptive than any of them.

  5. Keene State:

    I am saddened and disheartened at the events surrounding this year's Keene Pumpkin Festival, despite the concerted efforts of organizers, city officials, police, and Keene State College, there continued to be disruptive behavior at parties in multiple locations around the city, injuries, and property damage.

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