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destructive

[L. destructus, destroyed]
Causing ruin or destruction; the opposite of constructive.
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Regional countries are acting destructively toward each other because Iran wants to become hegemonic and is empowering Shiite minorities to achieve this goal.
Dogs: Their Secret Lives Channel 4, 8pm Vet Mark Evans helps more problem pooches by observing their behaviour while they are alone, dealing with labrador Jaydee, who recycles her own - and other dogs' - waste, and destructively delinquent pointer Loki, who trashes his owners'home every chance he gets.
Writing or journaling allows you to slow down and contemplate how to respond, instead of reacting destructively.
He's constantly being belittled by a sort of destructively loving and protective mother because of the secret surrounding who he really is.
The surgery should be considered only after attempts have been made to prevent the cat from using claws destructively or when clawing presents serious health risks to geriatric, diabetic or immunocompromised owners, the AVMA says.
He added that Russia considers that such groups are not able to unite the stance of the international community, but rather work destructively contrary to the mode of the positive changes related to the UN envoy's mission to Syria.
The Guided Side-Bend Tester performs a qualitative test for ductility of a fusion joint by destructively testing a coupon.
Moreover, the BDS movement ignores the broader regional context and glaring human rights abuses in surrounding states that destructively impact the dynamics between Israel and the Palestinians.
Rather, Birmingham as a populace is so fragmented, divisive, uncoordinated and dysfunctional as a population entity (ie, 'city'), it fails daily and destructively to demonstrate it is a unified entity so as to warrant the embracive and inclusive epithet "city" in the first place.
He is a freak of nature and it's his phenomenal work rate, conditioning and preparation that enabled him to progress so destructively through the weights in my opinion, not drugs.
Greenpeace is also encouraging Canadian retailers to avoid selling certain types of seafood, such as cod, by placing them on a "Red List" of species that are fished unsustainably or destructively.
Mental health counselors explain a type of therapy designed to help people manage overwhelming emotions, arguing that it strengthens a person's ability to handle distress without losing control or acting destructively. They write particularly for people who are in group or individual dialectical behavior therapy and need a workbook to help learn the four key skills identified in the subtitle.