destructiveness destructiveness  /dɪs ˈtrək tɪv nɪs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the quality of causing destruction

Usage(s):

  1. Why all Adolf Hitler's destructiveness is not enough to make him Person of the Century.
  2. He mourned that kind of limitation, that kind of self-destructiveness within religions; and he recalled what Muslims have done to fellow Muslims.

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  1. "You're either going to go down the path of self-destructiveness," Pryor says today, chic in black high-heeled boots and a cape, her riotous ringlets flatironed into submission, "or you're not. . . . Success is the best revenge; it's the...
    on Dec 5, 2006 By: Rain Pryor Source: Washington Post

  2. "The visit to Hiroshima is a powerful reminder of the destructiveness of war, underscoring the urgency for all nations to promote peace and to build a better world," Pelosi wrote in a museum guestbook.
    on Sep 1, 2008 By: Nancy Pelosi Source: AFP

  3. Then, shortly before he was installed as archbishop on Feb. 16, 2006, Niederauer told The San Francisco Chronicle that "Brokeback Mountain" was "powerful" and that "one of the lessons [of the film] is the destructiveness of not being honest with...
    on Mar 9, 2007 By: George Niederauer Source: Salt Lake Tribune

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