Destructive Definition

dĭ-strŭktĭv
adjective
Tending or likely to cause destruction.
Webster's New World
Causing or producing destruction; destroying.
Webster's New World
Merely negative; not helpful.
Destructive criticism.
Webster's New World

Origin of Destructive

  • From Middle French destructif, from Latin destructivus, from past participle of destruere (“to tear down, destroy”) + -ivus.

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