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1. destructive

adjective. ['dɪˈstrʌktɪv'] causing destruction or much damage.

Synonyms

  • vitriolic
  • ravaging
  • damaging
  • negative
  • harmful
  • ruinous
  • corrosive
  • wasteful
  • crushing
  • mordant
  • erosive
  • devastating
  • iconoclastic
  • cataclysmic
  • annihilating
  • annihilative
  • withering
  • soul-destroying
  • blasting
  • cataclysmal

Antonyms

  • neutral
  • constructive
  • positive
  • pleasant

Etymology

  • destructivus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Destructive

  • superconductive
  • reconstructive
  • photoconductive
  • nonproductive
  • unproductive
  • reproductive
  • constructive
  • obstructive
  • instructive
  • conductive
  • seductive
  • productive

How do you pronounce destructive?

Pronounce destructive as dɪˈstrəktɪv.

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How do you spell destructive? Is it distructive ?

A common misspelling of destructive is distructive

Sentences with destructive


1. Adjective
It is important to establish the cause of the destructive behavior in order to treat it properly.

Quotes about destructive


1. A life without a lonely place, that is, without a quiet center, becomes destructive.
- Henri Nouwen

2. Creative risk taking is essential to success in any goal where the stakes are high. Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity.
- Gary Ryan Blair

3. Nothing is more creative... nor destructive... than a brilliant mind with a purpose.
- Dan Brown, Inferno

2. self-destructive

adjective. dangerous to yourself or your interests.

Synonyms

  • unsafe
  • dangerous

Antonyms

  • invulnerable
  • secure
  • protected

Etymology

  • destructive (English)
  • destructivus (Latin)
  • self- (English)

3. destructive-metabolic

adjective. of or relating to catabolism.

Synonyms

  • katabolic
  • energy-releasing

Antonyms

  • endoergic
  • endothermic
  • constructive-metabolic
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