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Synonyms for destructive
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. destructive(adj)

    causing destruction or much damage

    "a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism"

    Antonyms:
    formative, inferential, rehabilitative, constructive, reconstructive, creative, shaping, plastic, structural

Wiktionary

  1. destructive(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    eradicative, pernicious, ruinous, catastrophic, harmful, devastate, wrackful, calamitous, disastrous, wreckful

    Antonyms:
    constructive, nondestructive, productive

  2. destructive(adjective)

    Causing destruction; damaging.

    Synonyms:
    calamitous, wrackful, wreckful, pernicious, devastate, ruinous, eradicative, disastrous, catastrophic, harmful

    Antonyms:
    productive, constructive, nondestructive

  3. destructive(adjective)

    Causing break down or disassembly.

    Catabolism is a destructive metabolism which involves the break down of molecules and release of energy.

    Synonyms:
    devastate, wrackful, pernicious, calamitous, disastrous, ruinous, catastrophic, eradicative, wreckful, harmful

    Antonyms:
    constructive, nondestructive, productive

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. destructive

    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.

    Synonyms:
    bad, baneful, deadly, deleterious, detrimental, evil, foul, harmful, hurtful, injurious, insalubrious, mischievous, noisome, noxious, pernicious, perverting, pestiferous, pestilential, poisonous, ruinous, unhealthful, unwholesome

    Antonyms:
    advantageous, beneficent, beneficial, favorable, good, healthful, helpful, invigorating, life-giving, profitable, rejuvenating, salutary, serviceable, useful, wholesome

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. destructive

    Synonyms:
    detrimental, hurtful, noxious, injurious, deleterious, baleful, baneful, ruinous, subversive

    Antonyms:
    wholesome, conservative, preservative, beneficial, reparatory, subsidiary, restorative

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. destructive(a.)

    Synonyms:
    ruinous, pernicious, deleterious, baleful, mischievous, fatal, deadly

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