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Synonyms for destructive
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Wiktionary3.0 / 3 votes
wreckful, eradicative, pernicious, ruinous, catastrophic, harmful, devastate, wrackful, calamitous, disastrous
nondestructive, constructive, productive
Causing destruction; damaging.
harmful, catastrophic, disastrous, eradicative, ruinous, devastate, pernicious, wrackful, calamitous, wreckful
nondestructive, constructive, productive
Causing break down or disassembly.
Catabolism is a destructive metabolism which involves the break down of molecules and release of energy.
harmful, wreckful, eradicative, catastrophic, ruinous, disastrous, calamitous, pernicious, wrackful, devastate
productive, nondestructive, constructive
English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes
Pernicious (Latin per, through, and neco, kill) signifies having the power of destroying or injuring, tending to hurt or kill. Pernicious is stronger than injurious; that which is injurious is capable of doing harm; that which is pernicious is likely to be destructive. Noxious (Latin noceo, hurt) is a stronger word than noisome, as referring to that which is injurious or destructive. Noisome now always denotes that which is extremely disagreeable or disgusting, especially to the sense of smell; as, the noisome stench proclaimed the presence of noxious gases.
bad, baneful, deadly, deleterious, detrimental, evil, foul, harmful, hurtful, injurious, insalubrious, mischievous, noisome, noxious, pernicious, perverting, pestiferous, pestilential, poisonous, ruinous, unhealthful, unwholesome
advantageous, beneficent, beneficial, favorable, good, healthful, helpful, invigorating, life-giving, profitable, rejuvenating, salutary, serviceable, useful, wholesome
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detrimental, hurtful, noxious, injurious, deleterious, baleful, baneful, ruinous, subversive
wholesome, conservative, preservative, beneficial, reparatory, subsidiary, restorative
Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 2 votes
causing destruction or much damage
"a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism"
formative, inferential, rehabilitative, constructive, reconstructive, creative, shaping, plastic, structural
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ruinous, pernicious, deleterious, baleful, mischievous, fatal, deadly
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ruinous, iconoclastic, vandal, vandalic, internecine, deleterious, pernicious, annihilative
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List of paraphrases for "destructive":
devastating, disastrous, subversive, damaging, destroyer, disruptive, destroyed, catastrophic, devastated, destruction, harmful, ruinous, detrimental, corrosive
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How to use destructive in a sentence?
I honestly look for the good in all people and whether you believe in God or you believe in your country or you believe in family, they all have one thing in common in that they stand for something greater than themselves. I see all of your negative comments, the hateful comments you post and it gives me that pit in the bottom of my stomach because I’m posting something good and positive and, at the end of the day, I just want to spark conversation, but, I can’t think of what could possibly be more important than basic human kindness. I feel like you reach a crossroad when you want to stand up and voice your opinion. You can either stand up and say something constructive, or stand up and say something destructive. And, lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of the latter.
He will reiterate his firm conviction that ISIL will be destroyed and that the United States will draw upon our values -- our unwavering commitment to justice, equality and freedom -- to prevail over terrorist groups that use violence to advance a destructive ideology.
I think that Ukrainians surprised Putin and surprised the world with our unity, we think that the Putin attacked not only Ukraine, Putin attacked the whole West; our principles, our values and the necessity that the answer of the collective West should be destructive for Putin.
They are incredibly destructive animals to the native species in Hawaii.
President Trump , Hayespivoted:
The insidious destructive force of the path of least resistance is everywhere you look, heck, I feel the tug of it President Trump , Hayespivoted as my own news organization is embroiled in a very public controversy over its conduct. EX-NBC NEWS ANCHOR MATT LAUER REPORTEDLY EXPOSED HIMSELF TO TODAY PRODUCER The.
Translations for destructive
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- destructiuCatalan, Valencian
- destruktivní, ničivýCzech
- schädlich, zerstörend, destruktivGerman
- καταστρεπτικός, καταστροφικόςGreek
- sgriosail, millteach, sgriosachScottish Gaelic
- destructieve, destructief, verwoestende, verwoestendDutch
- distructiv, distrugătorRomanian
- dȅstruktīvan, rázōran, rùšilačkīSerbo-Croatian
- تباہ کنUrdu
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