destructive destructive  /dɪs ˈtrək tɪv/


  • (adj) causing destruction or much damage


  1. Take a look at the most financially destructive weather events in American history.
  2. In my time reporting around the globe, I have witnessed the destructive power of the press but also its ability to enable peace and reform.
  3. But her mind and spirit spiral into disarray as her behavior becomes more destructive and self-destructive.


  1. Hundreds of homes lost in "most destructive wildfire in Colorado's history"

    Officials in Colorado Springs say the Black Forest Fire has destroyed 360 homes, making it the most destructive fire in Colorado history.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: KRTV Great Falls

  2. Report: Colorado fire most destructive in state history

    The Black Forest fire in Colorado destroyed 360 homes and almost doubled in size Wednesday, making it the most destructive fire in the state’s history, reported.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Fox News

  3. Colorado Springs Fire Most Destructive in State History

    A wildfire burning near Colorado Springs has destroyed at least 360 homes, making it the most destructive in state history.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KOLO 8 Reno


  1. Comparing the ruling to the Washington case, he said it "could prove far more destructive - quite literally - to our nation's communities and to our constitutional structure".
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: John Paul Stevens Source: The Press Association

  2. "These bombings serve no purpose other than the murder of innocent men, women and children, and they only reveal the hateful and destructive agenda of those who would deny the Iraqi people the future that they deserve," Mr Obama said in a statement.
    on Oct 25, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: BBC News

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