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Destructive synonyms

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Acting or serving to oppose; antagonistic:
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  1. Acting or serving to oppose; antagonistic:
  2. Moving in an opposite or opposing direction:
  3. Contrary to one's interests or welfare; harmful or unfavorable:
Unfavorable or detrimental:
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  1. Unfavorable or detrimental:
  2. Hostile or disparaging; malicious:
  3. Gloomy; pessimistic:
Causing or apt to cause ruin; destructive:
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  1. Causing or apt to cause ruin; destructive:
  2. Bringing or tending to bring ruin; very destructive or harmful; disastrous
  3. Falling or fallen into ruin; dilapidated; decayed
Harmful to the mind or morals; corrupting:
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  1. Harmful to the mind or morals; corrupting:
  2. Morally injurious; corrupting; unwholesome
  3. Harmful to living things; injurious to health:
Portending harm; ominous.
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  1. Portending harm; ominous.
  2. Causing harm, ruin, or death; harmful.
Bringing or carrying disease
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  1. Bringing or carrying disease
  2. (Informal) Annoying; mischievous; bothersome
  3. Morally evil or deadly; pernicious.
Offensive to the point of arousing disgust; foul:
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  1. Offensive to the point of arousing disgust; foul:
  2. Having a bad odor; foul-smelling
  3. Harmful or dangerous:
Of decisive importance; fateful:
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  1. Of decisive importance; fateful:
  2. Causing ruin or destruction; disastrous:
  3. Very destructive; most unfortunate; disastrous
Harmful to health or well-being; injurious
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  1. Harmful to health or well-being; injurious
  2. Having a harmful effect; injurious:
  3. Harmful often in a subtle or unexpected way (as for example deleterious effects, deleterious to health).
  1. Producing pestilence or plague; pestilent
  2. Of, causing, or likely to cause pestilence or infection
  3. Pernicious; dangerous; harmful
Of, relating to, or involving a catastrophe.
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  1. Of, relating to, or involving a catastrophe.
  2. Involving or resulting in substantial, often ruinous medical expense:
  3. Disastrous; ruinous.
Concerning or involving calamity, disastrous.
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  1. Concerning or involving calamity, disastrous.
  2. Causing or bringing calamity
  3. Causing or involving calamity; disastrous.
Extremely bad; terrible:
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  1. Extremely bad; terrible:
  2. Of the nature of a disaster; causing great harm, damage, etc.; calamitous
  3. Accompanied by or causing distress or disaster; calamitous.
Fierce; terrible; cruel
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  1. Fierce; terrible; cruel
  2. Dire; sinister:
  3. Of an inhumanly cruel nature; fierce:
Calling for quick action; urgent
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  1. Calling for quick action; urgent
  2. Warning of or having dreadful or terrible consequences; calamitous:
  3. Arousing terror or causing extreme distress; dreadful; terrible
Extremely harmful; devastating:
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  1. Extremely harmful; devastating:
  2. Causing or capable of causing death; fatal or deadly
Of, relating to, or pertaining to an extirpation.
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  1. Of, relating to, or pertaining to an extirpation.
Deadly or harmful to both sides of a group involved in a conflict, as a civil war; mutually destructive or harmful
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  1. Deadly or harmful to both sides of a group involved in a conflict, as a civil war; mutually destructive or harmful
  2. Of or relating to struggle within a nation, organization, or group.
  3. Mutually destructive; ruinous or fatal to both sides.
Conceivable; imaginable:
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  1. Conceivable; imaginable:
  2. Liable or subject to death; not immortal:
  3. Relentlessly hostile; implacable:
Injurious; harmful
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  1. Injurious; harmful
  2. Troublesome, cheeky, badly behaved.
  3. Troublesome; irritating:
Causing damage or harm; injurious.
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  1. Causing damage or harm; injurious.
  2. Causing detriment; harmful
  1. Serving to annihilate; destructive.
  2. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
  3. Capable of causing utter destruction or serving to destroy utterly:
Damaging or harmful:
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  1. Damaging or harmful:
  2. Causing hurt; specif., wounding the feelings
  3. Causing pain or suffering, especially of a psychological nature.
Causing or able to cause harm; hurtful
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  1. Causing or able to cause harm; hurtful
  2. Causing or capable of causing harm; injurious.
Intending or intended to subvert an established order, especially to undermine or overthrow an established government:
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  1. Intending or intended to subvert an established order, especially to undermine or overthrow an established government:
Willfully stirring up strife, riot, rebellion, etc.
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  1. Willfully stirring up strife, riot, rebellion, etc.
  2. Tending to arouse strong emotion or conflict; inflammatory:
  3. Causing or designed to cause fires, as certain substances, bombs, etc.
Capable or guilty of, or intending, murder
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  1. Capable or guilty of, or intending, murder
  2. Of, having the nature of, or characteristic of murder; brutal
  3. (Informal) Capable of devastating or overwhelming:
Radically reconfiguring a particular field of business, as by implementing new technologies or a more competitive business model:
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  1. Radically reconfiguring a particular field of business, as by implementing new technologies or a more competitive business model:
  2. Relating to, causing, or produced by disruption.
  3. Causing disrupt or unrest.
Considering or desiring death by suicide.
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  1. Considering or desiring death by suicide.
  2. Rash to the point of being very dangerous
  3. Dangerous to oneself or to one's interests; self-destructive or ruinous:
Resulting from or based on conduct regarded as immoral
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  1. Resulting from or based on conduct regarded as immoral
  2. Morally bad or wrong; wicked:
  3. Characterized by or indicating future misfortune; ominous:
Causing or tending to cause injury; harmful:
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  1. Causing or tending to cause injury; harmful:
  2. Offensive or insulting; hurtful:
  3. Injuring or likely to cause injury; harmful
Malicious; spiteful:
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  1. Malicious; spiteful:
  2. Full of or containing venom:
  3. Harmful or destructive:
Causing great injury, destruction, or ruin; fatal; deadly
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  1. Causing great injury, destruction, or ruin; fatal; deadly
  2. Tending to cause death or serious injury; deadly:
  3. (Rare) Wicked; evil
Extremely risky or harmful, as a debt for which the borrower is in default and the collateral has lost so much value that its sale cannot cover the amount of the loan.
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  1. Extremely risky or harmful, as a debt for which the borrower is in default and the collateral has lost so much value that its sale cannot cover the amount of the loan.
  2. Relating to or caused by a toxin or other poison:
  3. Capable of causing injury or death, especially by chemical means; poisonous:
Miserable, wretched, distressed, suffering.
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  1. Miserable, wretched, distressed, suffering.
  2. Harmful or malignant in intent or effect:
  3. Harmful or threatening harm or evil; ominous; deadly
(Psychology) Having disorganized psychological and behavioral processes.
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  1. (Psychology) Having disorganized psychological and behavioral processes.
  2. Losing cohesion or unity.
Corroding or causing corrosion
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  1. Corroding or causing corrosion
  2. Gradually destructive; steadily harmful:
  3. Eating away; having the power of gradually wearing, hanging, or destroying the texture or substance of a body; as the corrosive action of an acid.
Causing erosion; eroding
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  1. Causing erosion; eroding
  2. Causing or tending to cause erosion
  3. Causing erosion:
Concerning or involving calamity, disastrous.
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  1. Concerning or involving calamity, disastrous.
  2. Causing or bringing calamity
  3. Causing or involving calamity; disastrous.
Of or pertaining to a cataclysm; causing great destruction or upheaval; catastrophic.
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Of, relating to, or involving a catastrophe.
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  1. Of, relating to, or involving a catastrophe.
  2. Involving or resulting in substantial, often ruinous medical expense:
  3. Disastrous; ruinous.
Extremely bad; terrible:
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  1. Extremely bad; terrible:
  2. Of the nature of a disaster; causing great harm, damage, etc.; calamitous
  3. Accompanied by or causing distress or disaster; calamitous.
(Obs.) Fated; destined; inevitable
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  1. (Obs.) Fated; destined; inevitable
  2. Causing ruin or destruction; disastrous:
  3. Very destructive; most unfortunate; disastrous
Determined in advance by fate, fated.
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  1. Determined in advance by fate, fated.
  2. Momentous, significant, setting or sealing ones fate.
  3. Bringing death or disaster; fatal.
  1. Causing ruin; destructive, calamitous
  2. Bringing or tending to bring ruin; very destructive or harmful; disastrous
  3. Causing or apt to cause ruin; destructive:
(Rare) Wicked; evil
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  1. (Rare) Wicked; evil
  2. Causing great injury, destruction, or ruin; fatal; deadly
  3. Tending to cause death or serious injury; deadly:
Falling or fallen into ruin; dilapidated; decayed
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  1. Falling or fallen into ruin; dilapidated; decayed
  2. Characterized by ruin; ruined; dilapidated; as, an edifice, bridge, or wall in a ruinous state.
  3. Causing or apt to cause ruin; destructive:
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