Adjective "destructive" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Causing great and irreparable damage.
  1. 'Cuts in the sphere of culture and artistic training are enormously destructive to society.'
  2. 'The couple's relationship had been destructive, damaging and unrewarding for both of them.'
  3. 'This is partly because both sides are animated by a fierce destructive zeal.'
  4. 'I can sit here today and testify to you that bitterness is a destructive, crippling force.'
  5. 'Addiction can be enormously destructive to the individual and their families.'
  6. 'However, viruses of the mind can program us to think and behave in ways that are destructive to our lives.'
  7. 'Beauty can be deadly and destructive, though not the kind which Audrey Hepburn had.'
  8. 'Alcohol is as destructive to health worldwide as smoking and high blood pressure, it was claimed today.'
  9. 'On the populous coasts of Sri Lanka and India nobody was aware of the awesome destructive power racing towards them.'
  10. 'The vehicles buckle and crash beneath his feet, which is supposed to be an awesome display of his destructive power.'
  11. 'destructive criticism'
  12. 'One of the problems with this type of destructive criticism is that it saps your confidence.'
  13. 'If they are bored, why aren't they constructive instead of destructive?'
  14. 'Don't be influenced or affected by negative and destructive people around you.'
  15. 'Adopt a positive approach and stay away from negative and destructive people.'


1. tending to destroy; causing destruction or much damage (often followed by of or to): a very destructive windstorm.

2. tending to overthrow, disprove, or discredit (opposed to constructive): destructive criticism.

More examples(as adjective)

"boats can be destructive as sheens."

"backs can be destructive of excellences."

"winters can be destructive in senses."

"whichs can be destructive to people."

"ways can be destructive to counsellees."

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