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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 Fire

  • barbed-wire
  • reacquire
  • require
  • perspire
  • mcquire
  • mcgwire
  • mcguire
  • martyre
  • maguire
  • inspire
  • inquire
  • glenayre
  • frymire
  • expire
  • striar
  • squire
  • safire
  • retire
  • rehire
  • o'dwyer
  • aspire
  • alkire
  • admire
  • swire
  • spire
  • smyre
  • skier
  • schreyer
  • quire
  • dwire

2. 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

3. fire

noun. ['ˈfaɪɝ, ˈfaɪr'] the event of something burning (often destructive).

Synonyms

  • brush fire
  • smoulder
  • occurrence
  • happening
  • bonfire
  • smolder
  • conflagration
  • prairie fire
  • smudge
  • campfire
  • backfire
  • forest fire
  • inferno
  • balefire
  • natural event
  • grassfire

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • open
  • thicken
  • tune

Etymology

  • fier (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fyr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. fire

verb. ['ˈfaɪɝ, ˈfaɪr'] start firing a weapon.

Synonyms

  • open fire
  • shoot

Antonyms

  • lower
  • demote
  • descent

Etymology

  • fier (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fyr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. fire

noun. ['ˈfaɪɝ, ˈfaɪr'] the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy.

Synonyms

  • counterpreparation fire
  • preparation fire
  • covering fire
  • counterfire
  • direct fire
  • crossfire
  • registration fire
  • volley
  • shelling
  • fusillade
  • observed fire
  • attack
  • scheduled fire
  • fratricide
  • antiaircraft fire
  • concentrated fire
  • cover
  • cannon fire
  • indirect fire
  • unobserved fire
  • destruction fire
  • burst
  • distributed fire
  • supporting fire
  • battery
  • onslaught
  • massed fire
  • artillery fire
  • neutralization fire
  • firing
  • harassing fire
  • suppressive fire
  • interdiction fire
  • call fire
  • radar fire
  • salvo
  • broadside
  • searching fire
  • onset
  • bombardment
  • hostile fire
  • barrage
  • onrush
  • friendly fire
  • grazing fire

Antonyms

  • cool
  • coldness
  • anestrus
  • unemotionality

Etymology

  • fier (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fyr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. fire

verb. ['ˈfaɪɝ, ˈfaɪr'] cause to go off.

Synonyms

  • pop
  • loose off
  • blast
  • discharge
  • let drive
  • shoot
  • fusillade
  • let fly

Antonyms

  • calmness
  • disorganise
  • disorganize
  • uninteresting

Etymology

  • fier (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fyr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. fire

verb. ['ˈfaɪɝ, ˈfaɪr'] bake in a kiln so as to harden.

Antonyms

  • wake

Etymology

  • fier (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fyr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. fire

verb. ['ˈfaɪɝ, ˈfaɪr'] terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position.

Synonyms

  • terminate
  • dismiss
  • pension off
  • give the sack
  • clean out
  • force out
  • send packing
  • can
  • give notice
  • drop
  • sack
  • squeeze out
  • give the axe
  • remove
  • retire
  • displace
  • furlough
  • lay off

Antonyms

  • functional disorder
  • organic disorder
  • organized
  • untroubled

Etymology

  • fier (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fyr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. fire

noun. ['ˈfaɪɝ, ˈfaɪr'] the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke.

Synonyms

  • blaze
  • burning
  • flare
  • ignition
  • flaming
  • blazing
  • flame

Antonyms

  • succumb
  • curse
  • bless
  • deaden

Etymology

  • fier (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fyr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. fire

verb. ['ˈfaɪɝ, ˈfaɪr'] go off or discharge.

Synonyms

  • discharge

Antonyms

  • powerlessness
  • uninterestingness

Etymology

  • fier (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fyr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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