What does the word destructive mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Destructively.

  • Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Tending to destroy; pernicious; ruinous.

Usage examples for destructive

  1. Now the heart wood is dead and cannot long resist the entrance and destructive action of the mycelium. – Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc. by George Francis Atkinson
  2. Second, envy, which is a feeling that some one else is better than we are, which we must not feel at all because it is destructive of pride. – City of Endless Night by Milo Hastings
  3. It is destructive of peace because it is an act of war, and if resistance takes place it is the beginning of war. – Selected-Speeches-on-British-Foreign-Policy-1738-1914 by Jones, Edgar R. (Edgar Rees), Sir