Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Tending to destroy; pernicious; ruinous.

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Usage examples "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.", 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", 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", Jones, Edgar R. (Edgar Rees), Sir.