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destructive

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adjective de·struc·tive \di-ˈstrək-tiv\

Simple Definition of destructive

  • : causing a very large amount of damage : causing destruction or harm

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of destructive

  1. 1 :  causing destruction :  ruinous <destructive storm>

  2. 2 :  designed or tending to hurt or destroy <destructive criticism>

destructively

adverb

destructiveness

noun

Examples of destructive in a sentence

  1. It was one of the most destructive storms in recent memory.

  2. She argued that the law was destructive of personal liberties.

  3. The school is concerned about the destructive behavior of a few students.



15th Century

First Known Use of destructive

15th century


DESTRUCTIVE Defined for Kids

destructive

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adjective de·struc·tive \di-ˈstrək-tiv\

Definition of destructive for Students

  1. 1 :  causing great damage or ruin <a destructive storm>

  2. 2 :  not positive or helpful <destructive criticism>





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