HyperDic: destructive

English > 1 sense of the word destructive:
ADJECTIVEalldestructivecausing destruction or much damage / damage
destructive > pronunciation
Soundsdihstrah'ktihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > destructive: 1 sense > adjective 1
MeaningCausing destruction or much damage / damage.
Examples
  • "a policy that is destructive to the economy"
  • "destructive criticism"
Narrowerannihilative, annihilating, devastating, witheringwreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction
blasting, ruinousCausing injury or blight
cataclysmal, cataclysmicseverely destructive
caustic, corrosive, erosive, vitriolic, mordantOf a substance, especially a strong acid
crushing, devastatingphysically or spiritually devastating
damaging, negativedesigned or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions
erosivewearing away by friction
iconoclasticdestructive of images used in religious worship
ravagingruinously destructive and wasting
soul-destroyingdestructive to the spirit or soul
wastefullaying waste
See alsoharmfulCausing or capable of causing harm
negativeCharacterized by or displaying negation or denial / denial or opposition or resistance
OppositeconstructiveConstructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development
Spanishdemoledor, destructivo, destructor, devastador
Catalandemolidor, destructiu, destructor, devastador
Nounsdestructivenessthe quality of causing destruction
Adverbsdestructivelyin a destructive manner
Verbsdestroydo away with, cause the destruction or undoing of

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