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Synonyms for destruction
dɪˈstrʌk ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. destruction, devastation(noun)

    the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists

    Synonyms:
    end, death, desolation, wipeout, devastation, ravaging, demolition

  2. destruction, demolition, wipeout(noun)

    an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something

    Synonyms:
    wipeout, end, demolition, death, devastation

  3. end, destruction, death(noun)

    a final state

    "he came to a bad end"; "the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end"

    Synonyms:
    goal, remainder, devastation, terminal, last, expiry, conclusion, end, ending, death, demolition, demise, wipeout, dying, remnant, closing, close, final stage, oddment, decease

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. destruction(n.)

    Synonyms:
    demolition, subversion, overthrow, ruin, havoc, shipwreck

  2. destruction(n.)

    Synonyms:
    desolation, devastation, ravage

  3. destruction(n.)

    Synonyms:
    eradication, extirpation, extinction

  4. destruction(n.)

    Synonyms:
    death, slaughter, murder, massacre

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. destruction(n)

    Synonyms:
    annihilation, demolition, eradication, ruin, perdition, havoc, vandalism, subversion, desolation, devastation, iconoclasm

    Antonyms:
    conservation preservation, perpetuation

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How to use destruction in a sentence?

  1. Nick Bunker:

    The decline in employment in December was more a product of reduced hiring than a pick-up in layoffs, employers were hesitant about adding new workers. This trend is easier to reverse than the destruction of employer-employee relationships that happens when workers are laid off.

  2. Irina Bokova:

    We see today that heritage and culture comes sometimes into the forefront of conflict, the deliberate destruction, what we are seeing today in Iraq and Syria, has reached unprecedented levels in contemporary history.

  3. Von Ness:

    It looks like a war area, it's just destruction. There's debris all over the place.

  4. Maamoun Abdulkarim:

    It's as though there is a curse that has befallen this city and I expect only news that will shock us. If the city remains in their hands the city is doomed, it is now wanton destruction ... their acts of vengeance are no longer ideologically driven because they are now blowing up buildings with no religious meaning.

  5. Philip Luther:

    It is absolutely appalling that, while Israeli forces were inflicting massive death and destruction upon the people of Gaza, Hamas took the opportunity to ruthlessly settle scores, carrying out a series of unlawful killings and other grave abuses.


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