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destructive

[L. destructus, destroyed]
Causing ruin or destruction; the opposite of constructive.
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He said:'We expected a tough game but Hearts were not only playing destructively, they were way beyond regular tackling.
However, the two world views ( rural and urban ( clash destructively at times.
What was needed to make rule by the people effective was the addition of mechanisms to restrain those people from overreaching and destructively turning on themselves.
Our pervasive cultural myths about fatness and health are used to justify her change, much as similar myths about homosexuality and health (moral, spiritual, physical) have been used destructively for eons.
Children's play is fundamental to human development and,if a child can't play constructively, they will play destructively.
With his own life on the line - one of those destructively geeky Pixar kids is looming - Nemo, with his stunted right fin, must find strength and courage his father never let him test.
She said: "If their relationship continues as destructively as it is now, I think the only way forward is for the Prime Minister to move him.
The overtones are as much futurological as teratological--one thinks of a mood akin to that evoked in King Kong Meets the Gem of Egypt, 1972, the bizarre collage by Robert Smithson in which a monster strides destructively through a high-rise city toward a giant earth mover.
She has the trick of making you fear for Rachel, silently pleading with her not to do something irrevocably, destructively, terrible.
Even though he behaves so destructively," says the actor about playing the king, "I felt a desire to make a positive statement.
We have not established ourselves as a people capable of dealing constructively with these forces, "which so far have only been used destructively.
they also tend to become more extensive in their use of land, and to use land more destructively, deforesting larger areas in tropical lowlands and doing less to maintain soil fertility generally.