Student Thesaurus

One entry found for destructive.
Entry Word: destructive
Function: adjective
Text: 1 causing or tending to cause destruction <the destructive storm blew down trees all over town, and blew the roof off our neighbor's house>
Synonyms calamitous, cataclysmal (or cataclysmic), devastating, disastrous, ruinous
Related Words deadly, fatal, lethal, mortal, vital; deleterious, detrimental, harmful, pernicious
Near Antonyms preservative, protective; creative, formative; harmless, innocuous, inoffensive, nondestructive; ameliorative, helpful, useful
Antonyms constructive
2 bringing about ruin or misfortune <technology used for destructive ends> -- see FATAL 1