Examples of destructive in a sentence
It was one of the most destructive storms in recent memory.
She argued that the law was destructive of personal liberties.
The school is concerned about the destructive behavior of a few students.
First Known Use of destructive
DESTRUCTIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of destructive for English Language Learners
: causing a very large amount of damage : causing destruction or harm
DESTRUCTIVE Defined for Kids
Definition of destructive for Students
1 : causing great damage or ruin <a destructive storm>
2 : not positive or helpful <destructive criticism>
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