Definition of destructive
- destructive criticism
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.
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: causing a very large amount of damage : causing destruction or harm
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without deliberation, pause, or delay
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