Destruction synonyms

dĭ-strŭk'shən
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The condition of having been annihilated; utter destruction.
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The act of destroying
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Explosives, especially when designed or used as weapons.
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The act of destroying
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The act of devastating, or the state of being devastated; a laying waste.
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The act of extirpating or uprooting.
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The act of destroying
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The fact of being extinct or the process of becoming extinct:
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The act by which something dissolves.
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The act by which something is dismantled.
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Ruins or remains, as of a destroyed civilization
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A wrecking or being wrecked
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The act of destroying
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(Archaic) A falling down, as of a building, wall, etc.
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The act or work of a wrecker
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The act of destroying
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The act of destroying
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The act of destroying
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The state of being plucked up by the roots.
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The act of destroying
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The killing of a human being, esp. in a brutal manner
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Massive slaughter, as in war; a massacre.
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A liquidating or being liquidated
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An instance of overthrowing, especially one that results in downfall or destruction.
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The act or an instance of subverting.
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(Mathematics) The act of causing a quantity to disappear from an equation; especially, in the operation of deducing from several equations containing several unknown quantities a less number of equations containing a less number of unknown quantities.
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The act by which something is ravaged.
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(Economics) The using up of goods and services by consumer purchasing or in the production of other goods.
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The act of doing away with or the state of being done away with; annulment.
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The unlawful and malicious or premeditated killing of one human being by another; also, any killing done while committing some other felony, as rape or robbery
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The act of destroying
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A sudden large profit:
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The act of destroying
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The act of destroying
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The act of destroying
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The act of blowing something up with dynamite.
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The act of destroying
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A process by which anything disintegrates.
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The act of destroying
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The act of destroying
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The act of destroying
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A predatory attack; a raid.
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A dissolving or being dissolved
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(Chiefly British) A slaughterhouse.
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The deliberate destruction of property or obstruction of normal operations, as by civilians or enemy agents in a time of war.
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The act of destroying
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The act of destroying
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The act of one who plunders; pillaging or looting; plunder.
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A cheap, coarse cloth, as burlap, woven of flax, hemp, jute, etc., used esp. for making sacks
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Deliberate defacing or destruction of property; ignorant defacing of anything beautiful or treasured, such as a work of art, architecture, or a valued building. Ignorance or malice is usually inferred. Deliberate defacing or destruction of property; ignorant defacing of anything beautiful or treasured, such as a work of art, architecture, or a valued building. Ignorance or malice is usually inferred.
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The act of destroying
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The act of destroying
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The act of destroying
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The act of destroying
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The act of colliding, or coming together with sudden, violent force
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The act of destroying
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The action of the verb to fall.
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The act by which something is felled.
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The act of destroying
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The act of something that shatters.
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The act of destroying
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The act of destroying
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The act of destroying
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The act of destroying
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(Idiomatic) Complete destruction
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The signal for the beginning of Judgment Day
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A gradual loss, decrease, or destruction by use, wear, decay, deterioration, etc.
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The act of destroying or the state of being destroyed; destruction:
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Disorder or chaos:
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Plural form of vestige
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The state of being abandoned or forsaken; loneliness:
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Plural form of ruin
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The destruction or decomposition of organic matter as a result of bacterial or fungal action; rot.
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A dilapidating or becoming dilapidated
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Destruction:
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(Old Poet.) Deadly harm; ruin; death
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Vestiges or traces of the past
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Plural form of remnant
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A prostrating or being prostrated
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Damage or harm done to or suffered by a person or thing:
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(Accounting) A downward revaluation, a write-down.
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Destructive or harmful effects:
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A fall of rain or snow, especially a heavy or unexpected one.
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The outside or extreme edge or physical limit; a boundary:
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Complete failure; ruin
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The state of being starved
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A highly infectious epidemic disease, especially one with a high rate of fatality; a pestilence.
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Any ruin, failure, or destruction
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The act of removing.
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The act of offering the life of a person or animal, or some object, in propitiation of or homage to a deity
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The state of being disorganized; as, the disorganization of the body, or of government.
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The condition after destruction
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Judgment Day
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The systematic and widespread extermination or attempted extermination of a national, racial, religious, or ethnic group.
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The actions or beliefs of an iconoclast
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The act or an instance of killing a large number of humans indiscriminately and cruelly.
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Loss of the soul; eternal damnation.
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A scene of great slaughter, bloodshed, or carnage
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A cause of ruin.
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The act of bringing to ruin, disgrace, or destruction
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(--- Chiefly British) Violent destruction of a building or vehicle.
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Things or quantity broken
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The act or an instance of wiping out.
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A manner of dying:
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The act of something that tramples.
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Any of various dry white wines from Spain or the Canary Islands, popular in England during the 16th and 17th cent.
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The condition or result of being blighted
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A small, fast, highly maneuverable warship armed with guns, torpedoes, depth charges, and guided missiles.
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A person who causes ruin, obstruction, or disruption of any kind; specif., a person using false lights, etc. to lead ships to destruction in order to plunder the wreckage
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Synonym Study

  • Dilapidation implies a state of ruin or shabbiness resulting from neglect the dilapidation of a deserted house
  • Havoc suggests total destruction or devastation, as following an earthquake or hurricane the storm wreaked havoc along the coast
  • Ruin implies a state of decay, disintegration, etc. especially through such natural processes as age and weather the barn is in a state of ruin
  • Destruction implies annihilation or demolition, as by fire, explosion, flood, etc. the destruction of the village in an air raid
Find another word for destruction. In this page you can discover 129 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for destruction, like: annihilation, tearing apart, demolition, ruining, devastation, extirpation, extermination, extinction, dissolving, dismantling and ashes.