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- 1. destructive (vs. constructive), annihilative, annihilating, devastating, withering, blasting, ruinous, cataclysmal, cataclysmic, caustic, corrosive, erosive, vitriolic, mordant, crushing, devastating, damaging, negative, erosive, iconoclastic, ravaging, soul-destroying, wasteful, harmful, negative
- usage: causing destruction or much damage; "a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism"
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