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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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. destruction

    Synonyms:
    damage, detriment, disadvantage, harm, hurt, injury, loss, ruin, waste

    Antonyms:
    advantage, avail, benefit, emolument, expediency, gain, good, improvement, proceeds, profit, receipts, return, returns, service, usefulness, utility, value

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. Marcela Pimentel Miranda:

    The policy of the Bolsonaro government is the policy of environmental destruction and deepening the climate crisis ... this is why we're on strike.

  2. George Galloway:

    That's coming from the people who told you that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.

  3. Richard Adams:

    The thinker dies, but his thoughts are beyond the reach of destruction. Men are mortal but ideas are immortal.

  4. Abdullah Faaruuq:

    ISIS was not created by Islamic teachings, it was created by the United States ’ encouragement into other people’s countries seeking weapons of mass destruction that don’t exist, and destroying their societies and leaving the bitter taste in young people’s mouths.

  5. Meedya Raqqa:

    I lost a lot of friends in this war and I resist to avenge their death, no matter the destruction in Kobani, it can be built again -- the important thing is to destroy this strange enemy that entered our land.


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