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dɪˈstrʌk tɪvde·struc·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. destructive(adj)

    causing destruction or much damage

    "a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism"

Wiktionary

  1. destructive(Adjective)

    Causing destruction; damaging.

    Etymology: From destructivus, from past participle of destruo + -ivus

  2. destructive(Adjective)

    Causing break down or disassembly.

    Catabolism is a destructive metabolism which involves the break down of molecules and release of energy.

    Etymology: From destructivus, from past participle of destruo + -ivus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Destructive(adj)

    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

  2. Destructive(noun)

    one who destroys; a radical reformer; a destructionist

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of destructive in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of destructive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of destructive in a Sentence

  1. Tanya Kasper:

    One has always had issues being destructive and disruptive, and his mom even made the comment that she wasn’t able to handle him.

  2. Jonathan Gibralter:

    It just helps to normalize it a little bit so that they come to understand that the social norm is not dangerous and destructive behavior.

  3. National Weather Service:

    You can't rule one out today, but it's not expecting to be a big time destructive tornado.

  4. Bill Gross:

    It is demand that must be increased - yes China must move more quickly to a consumer-based economy - but the developed world must play its part by abandoning its destructive emphasis on fiscal austerity, and begin to replace its rapidly decaying infrastructure that has been delayed for decades.

  5. Mike Huckabee:

    Regardless, heterosexual marriage is largely in trouble today because people see it as a selfish means of pleasing self, rather than a committed relationship in which the focus is on meeting the needs of the partner, that sense of selfishness and the redefinition of love as to something that is purely sentimental and emotional, has been destructive.

Images & Illustrations of destructive

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