One who believes in or advocates destruction, especially of existing social institutions.


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who believes in destruction, esp of social institutions


(dɪˈstrʌk ʃə nɪst)

an advocate of the destruction of an existing political institution or the like.
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This was part of the destructionist view he held on reading history.
But, in these letters, I shall let you see that I am neither Whig, Tory, Radical, nor Destructionist, but merely a sincere lover of his country, and an admirer of his countrymen, with all their ridiculous extravagancies.
But just how future-proof can a creative destructionist be?
He describes one briefing he held for a group of committed destructionists, including Henderson and Brian Mahy, Chief of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases at the CDC, who, with smallpox frozen in his basement, is also a passionately committed destructionist.
All nationals must unitedly oppose and crush destructionist attempts, from inside and outside," Than Shwe said in a message read out on his behalf at a Union Day celebration in Yangon.
He urged more laborious work to be done to maintain Bahrain's leading status, mainly in the economic and banking fields, calling to build up on hard-won achievements brought about by the diligent reform efforts and deter the destructionists who are hiding under the cloak of reform.
The Governor said that anarchists and destructionists were not only enemy of nation and the country but they were also harming Islam.
Internal and external destructionists are applying various means to destroy those constructive endeavours by the government," it said.
Eghenter similarly tries to find a way to get away from the polarized debate between conservationists and destructionists.