destructiveAdjective destructive (comparative more destructive , superlative most destructive )Causing destruction; damaging.
2013 February 14, Scott Tobias, “Film: Reviews: A Good Day To Die Hard”, The Onion AV Club: After rescuing his estranged daughter in the last film, Live Free Or Die Hard, Willis heads to Russia to rescue his estranged son (Jai Courtney), a CIA agent on a mission to protect a whistleblower (Sebastian Koch) from a corrupt government official (Sergei Kolesnikov) with no shortage of destructive resources at his disposal.
Causing breakdown or disassembly. Catabolism is a destructive metabolism which involves the break down of molecules and release of energy.
- (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈstɹʌktɪv/, /dɪˈstɹʊktɪv/
Etymology: From Middle French destructif, from Latin destructivus, from past participle of destruere (“ to tear down, destroy ” ) + -ivus.
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Example Sentences Including 'destructive'
Shoot, you're not only self-destructive, you're just destructive.
That thing that's so destructive inside small communities, and so destructive for Constantinople, too.
- Any further prevarication is pointless and destructive.
They're going to retreat in destructive chaos!
Yeah, but it's very destructive, and expensive.
He's an arrogant, self - destructive, egomaniacal prick.
Regardless, Stonehenge has become a destructive force.
Its destructive power was beyond all expectations.
He's destructive. He's tried to harm himself.
Your destructive machines will have no effect.
The most powerful destructive force ever created.