Synonyms and Antonyms of destruction

  1. 1 the state or fact of being rendered nonexistent, physically unsound, or useless <the violent storm resulted in the destruction of their tree house> Synonyms annihilation, decimation, demolishment, demolition, desolation, devastation, extermination, extinction, havoc, loss, mincemeat, obliteration, ruin, ruination, wastage, wreckage Related Words depredation, despoilment, despoliation; breakup, collapse, disintegration, dissolution; assassination, execution, killing, massacre, slaughter; dismantlement, effacement, eradication Near Antonyms rescue, salvage, salvation, saving; conservation, preservation, protection; reclamation, reconstruction, re-creation, refurbishment, regeneracy, remodeling, renovation, restoration Antonyms building, construction, erection, raising

  2. 2 something that is the cause of one's ultimate failure or loss of life <alcohol will be her destruction if we don't intervene to help her> Synonyms death, downfall, ruin, ruination, undoingRelated Words bane, curse, torment; Achilles' heel, tragic flaw

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