Synonyms and Antonyms of destruction
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 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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