the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists
destruction, demolition, wipeout(noun)
an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something
end, destruction, death(noun)
a final state
"he came to a bad end"; "the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end"
The act of destroying.
The destruction of the condemned building will take place at noon.
Etymology: from destrucion, from destructio.
The results of a destructive event.
Amid the seemingly endless destruction, a single flower bloomed.
Etymology: from destrucion, from destructio.
the act of destroying; a tearing down; a bringing to naught; subversion; demolition; ruin; slaying; devastation
the state of being destroyed, demolished, ruined, slain, or devastated
a destroying agency; a cause of ruin or of devastation; a destroyer
Destruction are a German thrash metal band. They are considered one of the "three kings" of the Teutonic thrash metal scene, the others being Kreator and Sodom. All three of these bands are often credited with helping pioneer black metal by containing several elements of what was to become the genre. Destruction were originally named Knight of Demon, but changed their name in 1984. For most of the 1990s, Destruction were not signed to a major record label and were forced to self-produce their albums until they signed a contract with Nuclear Blast in the 2000s.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
de-struk′shun, n. act of destroying: overthrow: physical or moral ruin: death: a destructive plague.—adj. Destruc′tible, liable to be destroyed.—ns. Destructibil′ity, Destruc′tibleness.—n. Destruc′tionist, one engaged in destruction: one who believes in the final annihilation of the damned.—adj. Destruc′tive, causing destruction: mischievous: ruinous: deadly.—adv. Destruc′tively.—ns. Destruc′tiveness; Destruc′tivist, a representative of destructive principles, as in Biblical criticism; Destruc′tor, a destroyer: a furnace for burning up refuse.
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Rank popularity for the word 'destruction' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3919
Rank popularity for the word 'destruction' in Nouns Frequency: #1639
The numerical value of destruction in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of destruction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of destruction in a Sentence
Syria and Russia, as a common enemy, provide a wonderful platform for consolidation. We are ready to put up with that for a while in the hope that it will eventually lead us to some positive trend based on interaction. this reminds me very much of the events of 2003, when US representatives in the Security Council showed alleged chemical weapons discovered in Iraq. A military campaign in Iraq ensued, which ended with the destruction of the country, an increased terrorist threat and the emergence of ISIS on the international scene.
There is a lot of destruction here.
Volunteers on the ground are saying the destruction is like nothing which they have ever seen before, houses have collapsed, communications are still down, power transmission is down, wharves are still not accessible and roads and highways have been damaged.
The postmodern reply to the modern consists of recognizing that the past, since it cannot really be destroyed, because its destruction leads to silence, must be revisited: but with irony, not innocently. I think of the postmodern attitude as that of a man who loves a very cultivated woman and knows he cannot say to her, I love you madly, because he knows that she knows (and that she knows that he knows) that these words have already been written by Barbara Cartland. Still, there is a solution. He can say, As Barbara Cartland would put it, I love you madly.
Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.
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- قضاء, تدميرArabic
- zničení, destrukceCzech
- Vernichtung, ZerstörungGerman
- καταστροφή, συντριβήGreek
- detruo, detruadoEsperanto
- tuhoaminen, tuhoFinnish
- milleadh, creachScottish Gaelic
- नाश, विनाशHindi
- 破壊, 滅亡, 倒壊, 湮滅, 潰滅, 破棄Japanese
- 파괴, 멸망Korean
- وێرانی, ناهێشتنKurdish
- clādes, exitiumLatin
- niszczenie, zniszczeniePolish
- уничтожение, разрушениеRussian
- uništenje, uništavanje, propast, sravnjenje sa zemljom, katastrofa, razrušenjeSerbo-Croatian
- ödeläggelse, förstörelseSwedish
- sự phá hủyVietnamese
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