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Destructive Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • causing destruction or much damage; "a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Destructive'


  • Self-destructive behaviour: Self-destruct. In human context, self-destructive behaviour is a widely used phrase that conceptualises certain kinds of destructive acts as belonging to the self
  • Destructive testing: redirects here. For the automotive use, see crash test. In destructive testing, or (Destructive Physical Analysis DPA) tests are carried out to the specimen's
  • Destructive distillation: Destructive distillation is the chemical process involving the decomposition of feedstock by heating to a high temperature; the term generally applies
  • Destructive dilemma: Destructive dilemma is the name of a valid rule of inference of propositional logic. It is the inference that, if P implies Q and R implies S and either
  • Nondestructive testing: Nondestructive testing or Non-destructive testing (NDT) is a wide group of analysis techniques used in science and industry to evaluate the properties
  • Students Against Destructive Decisions: Students Against Destructive Decisions, formerly Students Against Driving Drunk (SADD) is an organization whose aim is to prevent accidents from students
  • Equally Destructive: Equally Destructive is a 2007 DVD single by Dutch symphonic metal band After Forever. It was the second single release from the band's self-titled album

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'Destructive' example sentence in quotations


* Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the nonpharmaceutical narcotics it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality. - John W. Gardner

* Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth -- more than ruin -- more even than death.... Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man. - Bertrand Russell

* Never feel self-pity, the most destructive emotion there is. How awful to be caught up in the terrible squirrel cage of self. - Millicent Fenwick


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Destructive Sample Sentences in News


  • Exclusive: FBI warns of 'destructive' malware in wake of Sony attack
    By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation warned U.S. businesses that hackers have used malicious software to launch a destructive cyberattack in the United States, following a devastating breach last week at Sony Pictures Entertainment. Cybersecurity experts said the malicious software described in the alert appeared to describe the one Read more on this news related to 'Destructive'
  • Sony and the rise of state-sponsored hacking
    North Korea has been blamed for one of the most destructive cyberattacks on a company in US history. It's just the latest in a string of hacks sanctioned and funded by governments. Read more on this news related to 'Destructive'
  • FBI warns of 'destructive' malware in wake of Sony attack
    © Reuters/Kacper Pempel/Files A man types on a computer keyboard. The Federal Bureau of Investigation warned U.S. businesses that hackers have used malicious software to launch a destructive cyberattack in the United States, following a devastating breach last week at Sony Pictures Entertainment. Read more on this news related to 'Destructive'

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