Synonyms and Antonyms of destructive
1 causing or tending to cause destruction the destructive storm blew down trees all over town, and blew the roof off our neighbor's house Synonyms of destructive annihilatory, calamitous, cataclysmal (or cataclysmic), devastating, devastative, disastrous, ruinous Words Related to destructive antibiotic, biocidal; baleful, deadly, deathly, fatal, fell, killer, lethal, mortal, murderous, pestilent, poisonous, virulent, vital; deleterious, detrimental, harmful, pernicious Near Antonyms of destructive preservative, protective; constructive, creative, formative, productive; harmless, innocent, innocuous, inoffensive; ameliorative, helpful, useful; healthful, healthy, nonfatal, nonlethal, salubrious, wholesome Antonyms of destructive nondestructive
2 bringing about ruin or misfortune technology used for destructive ends Synonyms of destructive calamitous, cataclysmal (or cataclysmic), catastrophic, damning, fatal, disastrous, fateful, ruinous, unfortunateWords Related to destructive apocalyptic (also apocalyptical); hapless, ill-fated, ill-starred, luckless; adverse, baleful, baneful, damaging, deleterious, detrimental, evil, harmful, hurtful, ill, injurious, noxious, pernicious, prejudicialNear Antonyms of destructive fluky (also flukey), fortuitous, fortunate, happy, lucky, providential; auspicious, bright, encouraging, fair, golden, heartening, hopeful, optimistic, promising, propitious, rose-colored, rosy, upbeat
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