annihilative


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an·ni·hi·la·tive

 (ə-nī′ə-lā′tĭv, -ə-lə-)
adj.
Capable of causing utter destruction or serving to destroy utterly: annihilative firepower.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.annihilative - wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destructionannihilative - wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction; "possessing annihilative power"; "a devastating hurricane"; "the guns opened a withering fire"
destructive - causing destruction or much damage; "a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism"
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Nuclear weapons are infamous for use in missile owing to the annihilative nature.
Word Length Dictionary HEXAMETHYLENAMINE 17 OED AFFINITATIVELY 14 OED ALIMENTATIVELY 14 UWD ANTEMILLENNIAL 14 W2 ANTENATALITIAL 14 OED ANTIANTIENZYME 14 W2 HEMIMELLITENE 13 UWD HEXAMETHYLENE 13 UWD INATTENTIVELY 13 UWD INFINITIVALLY 13 UWD METAH EWETTITE 13 UWD METHYLANILINE 13 UWD METHYLENIMINE 13 UWD NEMATHELMINTH 13 UWD AFFINITATIVE 12 OED ALIMENTATIVE 12 UWD ANATHEMATIZE 12 UWD ANNIHILATIVE 12 UWD EFFEMINATELY 12 UWD ETHYLENIMINE 12 UWD Given that some letters are composed of anywhere from 1 to 4 straight lines, I wondered which words possess the greatest number of straight lines.
Lorenzo said the NPA has stepped up its annihilative attacks following the call of Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison to take up arms against the government.
There are extremists working with annihilative cookbooks, a president is lording over a post-"covfefe" world, and the strangeness of today's weather blows any Scyfy Channel Sharknado flick, well, out of the water.
UGMO is allegedly part of NPA's organizing tactics composed of Sangay sa Partido (SP) that leads the group toward mass actions as well as the armed group barangay immersion and Milisyang Bayan (MBs) who will act as the lowest armed group that is tasked to conduct ambuscades and any other annihilative activities to deter and inflict casualties to government forces, Ducusin claimed.
In portraying Koomson's fall as self-suppressive and annihilative, Armah casts the whole final episode of the minister's career in a grotesque dimension.
The United States and Israel are unlikely to back down and will certainly retaliate--perhaps with annihilative force--if attacked.
Technological advances tied to modern/colonial economic networks, were transforming communications, transport, and, perhaps most significantly for rising societal anxiety, the annihilative possibilities of warfare.
A poem is no different, in that it places us precariously on the edge of the annihilative powers of silence itself.
While he follows the destructive wake of a natural volcanic eruption, D'Arcy Wood decisively and convincingly demonstrates that this natural disaster is ultimately proof not of nature's self-determining cyclic destruction but proof of the impact of that other powerful annihilative earthly force: the human species.
Being surrounded by killer moose and ferocious squirrels might seem a terrifying prospect, but after a few days in Alaska's interior, in the shadow of The Weathermaker (especially when the weather is nice), a man can learn to live more comfortably with the universe's annihilative possibilities.
And it also is the time for it to understand that in administration, favouritism could be as lethal and as annihilative, if not more, as are nepotism and cronyism.