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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. Kelly Clarkson:

    I’m not even a pothead, I just think it’s funny that we legalize something as destructive as alcohol or pills and not that.

  2. Nancy Pelosi:

    These provisions are destructive to middle-class families and to the practice of our democracy. We must get them out of the omnibus package.

  3. Mike Pence:

    While this institution has maintained an atmosphere of civility and open debate, far too many campuses across America have become characterized by speech codes, safe spaces, tone policing, administration-sanctioned political correctness -- all of which amounts to the suppression of free speech, these practices are destructive of learning and the pursuit of knowledge.

  4. President Trump , Hayespivoted:

    The insidious destructive force of the path of least resistance is everywhere you look, heck, I feel the tug of it President Trump , Hayespivoted as my own news organization is embroiled in a very public controversy over its conduct. EX-NBC NEWS ANCHOR MATT LAUER REPORTEDLY EXPOSED HIMSELF TO TODAY PRODUCER The.

  5. Sidney Madwed:

    To be healthy, wealthy, happy and successful in any and all areas of your life you need to be aware that you need to think healthy, wealthy, happy and successful thoughts twenty four hours a day and cancel all negative, destructive, fearful and unhappy thoughts. These two types of thought cannot coexist if you want to share in the abundance that surrounds us all.

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