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DESTRUCTIVE

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DESTRUCTIVE (adjective)
  The adjective DESTRUCTIVE has 1 sense:

1. causing destruction or much damage

  Familiarity information: DESTRUCTIVE used as an adjective is very rare.


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DESTRUCTIVE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Causing destruction or much damage

Context examples:

a policy that is destructive to the economy / destructive criticism

Similar:

annihilating; annihilative; devastating; withering (wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction)

wasteful (laying waste)

soul-destroying (destructive to the spirit or soul)

ravaging (ruinously destructive and wasting)

iconoclastic (destructive of images used in religious worship; said of religions, such as Islam, in which the representation of living things is prohibited)

erosive (wearing away by friction)

damaging; negative (designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions)

crushing; devastating (physically or spiritually devastating; often used in combination)

caustic; corrosive; erosive; mordant; vitriolic (of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action)

cataclysmal; cataclysmic (severely destructive)

blasting; ruinous (causing injury or blight; especially affecting with sudden violence or plague or ruin)

Also:

harmful (causing or capable of causing harm)

negative (characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features)

Antonym:

constructive (constructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development)


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