disruptive disruptive  /dɪs ˈrəp tɪv/


  • (adj) characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination


  1. Lucky offered to eliminate his boss and end the violence, which he saw as disruptive to business.
  2. And there are crazy people around every corner disruptive types who spread graffiti and get in your way and throw you off your groove.
  3. He's hardly the first to reveal the disruptive damage wrought by workplace bullies, as shown by the depth of scholarly literature he cites.


  1. NuVasive Announces Court Ruling Regarding Ongoing Royalties

    NuVasive, Inc. a medical device company focused on developing minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine, announced today that it received a ruling from the U.S. District Court ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Airbus Competition Showcases Disruptive New Ideas for Future Aviation Industry

    Charles Champion, Executive Vice President Engineering at Airbus and Fly Your Ideas Patron, says: "These future-focused and disruptive concepts prove that engineering isn't just about technical skills - it's about having an innovative mindset and a creative approach.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Aircraft Maintenance Technology

  3. CORRECTION - Airbus: Airbus Competition Showcases Disruptive New Ideas for Future Aviation Industry

    TOULOUSE, France, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In the news release, "Airbus Competition Showcases Disruptive New Ideas for Future Aviation Industry" issued on 9 Jun 2013 23:01 GMT, by Airbus ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "We didn't expect a 20-percent revaluation in a week. That would be disruptive to the Chinese economy. It would be disruptive to the world economy," Obama told a news conference at the close of the Group of 20 nations summit here.
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Reuters

  2. "There are places that would be less expensive for the taxpayers and less disruptive," said Bloomberg.
    on Jan 29, 2010 By: Michael Bloomberg Source: New York Times

  3. "The question is you have an actor who is trying to be a comedian who doesn't know what to do when an audience is disruptive," Lopez said. "He's an actor whose show has been off the air, he shouldn't ever be on a stand-up gig.
    on Nov 20, 2006 By: George Lopez Source: Forbes

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