destructive definition

  • adjective:
    • Causing or wreaking destruction; ruinous: a destructive act; an insurance policy which destructive towards the economy.
    • Designed or tending to disprove or discredit: destructive criticism.
    • Causing destruction; damaging.
    • Causing breakdown or disassembly.
    • Causing destruction; looking after cause harm, death, or devastation; ruinous; fatal; effective of severe evil; mischievous; pernicious; -- frequently with of or even
    • causing destruction or much harm
  • noun:
    • One who destroys; a radical reformer; a destructionist.
    • person who or whatever destroys; one that favors the destruction of any such thing for many ulterior function, as development or community convenience; an overthrower of current institutions, traditions, and/or like.
  • others:
    • Causing destruction; having a tendency to destroy or perhaps the quality of destroying; ruinous; mischievous; pernicious; hurtful: with of or even before an object: since, a destructive fire; a destructive disposition; intemperance is destructive of wellness; wicked examples are destructive into morals of childhood.
    • In logic, refuting; disproving: since, a destructive dilemma.

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