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Definition 1: causing destruction or much damage - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where destructive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a policy that is destructive to the economy
  • destructive criticism

(destructive is similar to ...) wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction

"possessing annihilative power" "a devastating hurricane" "the guns opened a withering fire"

(destructive is similar to ...) laying waste

"when wasteful war shall statues overturn"

(destructive is similar to ...) destructive to the spirit or soul

"soul-destroying labor"

(destructive is similar to ...) ruinously destructive and wasting

"a ravaging illness"

(destructive is similar to ...) destructive of images used in religious worship; said of religions, such as Islam, in which the representation of living things is prohibited

(destructive is similar to ...) wearing away by friction

"the erosive effects of waves on the shoreline"

(destructive is similar to ...) designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions

"negative criticism"

(destructive is similar to ...) physically or spiritually devastating; often used in combination

"a crushing blow" "a crushing rejection" "bone-crushing"

(destructive is similar to ...) of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action

(destructive is similar to ...) severely destructive

"cataclysmic nuclear war" "a cataclysmic earthquake"

(destructive is similar to ...) causing injury or blight; especially affecting with sudden violence or plague or ruin

"the blasting effects of the intense cold on the budding fruit" "the blasting force of the wind blowing sharp needles of sleet in our faces" "a ruinous war"

(means also ...) causing or capable of causing harm

"too much sun is harmful to the skin" "harmful effects of smoking"

(means also ...) characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features

"a negative outlook on life" "a colorless negative personality" "a negative evaluation" "a negative reaction to an advertising campaign"

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