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1. destruction

noun. ['dɪˈstrʌkʃən'] the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists.

Synonyms

  • leveling
  • ruining
  • sabotage
  • liquidation
  • ending
  • self-destruction
  • ruin
  • annihilation
  • disaster
  • ruination
  • decimation
  • neutralisation
  • holocaust
  • conclusion
  • demolition
  • devastation
  • neutralization
  • hooliganism
  • termination
  • extermination
  • razing
  • obliteration
  • laying waste
  • spoliation
  • demolishing
  • kill
  • malicious mischief
  • tearing down
  • wrecking

Antonyms

  • activation
  • continuance
  • continuation
  • monetization

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Rhymes with Destruction

  • reintroduction
  • reconstruction
  • deconstruction
  • overproduction
  • reproduction
  • introduction
  • construction
  • obstruction
  • instruction
  • conduction
  • seduction
  • reduction
  • production
  • induction
  • deduction
  • abduction
  • suction

Sentences with destruction


1. Noun, singular or mass
Many times there will be young baby raccoons present and removing the mother will cause further damage and destruction.

Quotes about destruction


1. Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction.
- Evelyn Waugh

2. The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
- Thomas Jefferson

3. What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.
- Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

2. self-destruction

noun. ['ˈsɛlfdɪˈstrʌkts'] the act of destroying yourself.

Synonyms

  • devastation

Etymology

  • destruction (English)
  • self- (English)

3. self-destruction

noun. ['ˈsɛlfdɪˈstrʌkts'] the act of killing yourself.

Synonyms

  • self-annihilation
  • seppuku
  • harakiri
  • assisted suicide
  • suicide
  • hara-kiri
  • kill
  • suttee
  • felo-de-se
  • killing
  • harikari

Antonyms

  • switch on
  • add
  • begin
  • humorless

Etymology

  • destruction (English)
  • self- (English)

4. destruction

noun. ['dɪˈstrʌkʃən'] an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something.

Synonyms

  • conclusion
  • demolition
  • finish
  • eradication
  • ruin
  • wipeout
  • annihilation
  • rack
  • depredation
  • ravage
  • disintegration
  • ruination
  • wrack
  • ending
  • wrecking
  • razing

Antonyms

  • defeat
  • victory
  • middle
  • birth

5. destruction

noun. ['dɪˈstrʌkʃən'] a final state.

Synonyms

  • state
  • death

Antonyms

  • make
  • success
  • enrich
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