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de·struc·tive

 (dĭ-strŭk′tĭv)
adj.
1. Causing or wreaking destruction; ruinous: a destructive act; a policy that is destructive to the economy.
2. Designed or tending to disprove or discredit: destructive criticism.

de·struc′tive·ly adv.
de·struc′tive·ness, de′struc·tiv′i·ty (dē′strŭk-tĭv′ĭ-tē) n.

destructive

(dɪˈstrʌktɪv)
adj
1. (often: postpositive and foll by of or to) causing or tending to cause the destruction (of)
2. intended to disprove or discredit, esp without positive suggestions or help; negative: destructive criticism. Compare constructive1
deˈstructively adv
deˈstructiveness, destructivity n

de•struc•tive

(dɪˈstrʌk tɪv)

adj.
1. tending to destroy; causing much damage: bacteria destructive of tooth enamel.
2. tending to overthrow, disprove, or discredit; negative (opposed to constructive): destructive criticism.
[1480–90; < Middle French < Late Latin]
de•struc′tive•ly, adv.
de•struc′tive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.destructive - causing destruction or much damage; "a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism"
harmful - causing or capable of causing harm; "too much sun is harmful to the skin"; "harmful effects of smoking"
negative - characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features; "a negative outlook on life"; "a colorless negative personality"; "a negative evaluation"; "a negative reaction to an advertising campaign"
constructive - constructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development; "constructive criticism"; "a constructive attitude"; "a constructive philosophy"; "constructive permission"

destructive

adjective
2. negative, hostile, discouraging, undermining, contrary, vicious, adverse, discrediting, disparaging, antagonistic, derogatory Try to give constructive rather than destructive criticism.

destructive

adjective
2. Having the capability or effect of damaging irreparably:
Translations
مُدَمِّرهَدّام
destruktivnípustošivý
destruktivødelæggende
destruktivanrazoranrušilački
destruktívromboló
niîurdrepandi, niîurrifs-skaîlegur, eyîileggjandi
deštruktívnypustošivý
kırıp dökücütahrip ediciyıkıcı

destructive

[dɪsˈtrʌktɪv] ADJ [weapon, person, behaviour, influence, emotion] → destructivo; [effect] → destructor; [child] → destrozón; [criticism, comment] → destructivo, negativo; [relationship] → destructivo, dañino
the destructive power of nuclear weaponsel poder destructivo or destructor de las armas nucleares
to be destructive of or to sth: products that are destructive of or to the environmentproductos que destruyen el medio ambiente

destructive

[dɪˈstrʌktɪv] adj
(= damaging) → destructeur/trice
[power] → destructif/ive
[animal] → nuisible
a destructive child → un enfant qui casse tout

destructive

adj
(lit) power, nature, war, windzerstörerisch; effectzerstörend; person, behaviour, tendenciesdestruktiv; destructive weaponVernichtungswaffe f; the destructive force or power of …die Zerstörungskraft von …; destructive urge (Psych) → Destruktionstrieb m; to be destructive of or to something (also fig)etw zerstören; these air strikes are highly destructive of human lifediese Luftangriffe fordern viele Menschenleben; environmentally destructive projectsumweltzerstörende Projekte
(fig) power, emotion, influence, behaviour, criticismdestruktiv; the destructive power of gossipdie Destruktivität von Tratsch; a mutually destructive relationshipeine Beziehung, in der sich beide gegenseitig zerstören; the economically destructive effect of inflationdie schädliche Auswirkung der Inflation auf die Wirtschaft

destructive

[dɪsˈtrʌktɪv] adj (person) → distruttore/trice; (policy) → rovinoso/a; (action, power, criticism) → distruttivo/a

destruction

(diˈstrakʃən) noun
1. the act or process of destroying or being destroyed. the destruction of the city.
2. the state of being destroyed; ruin. a scene of destruction.
desˈtructive (-tiv) adjective
1. causing or able to cause destruction. Small children can be very destructive.
2. (of criticism etc) pointing out faults etc without suggesting improvements.
deˈstructively adverb
deˈstructiveness noun

destructive

adj destructivo
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