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Tell her being distant emotionally and physically will be destructive for your relationship. The Sun (2017)We shudder to imagine what destructive power they would then wield. The Sun (2016)In the case of darker parts of the internet, the algorithms produce a destructive positive feedback effect. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A habit like his, which is destructive of your relationship, amounts to an addiction. The Sun (2017)But larger destructive forces were at work. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We need confidence to leave destructive relationships. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Such is the destructive power of the next tornado. INSIDE THE TORNADO: MARKETING STRATEGIES FROM SILICON VALLEY'S CUTTING EDGE (2001)These three destructive patterns of behaviour can be changed for something much better. Say Goodbye to Debt (1994)Tackling players and being negative and destructive is the easy part of the game. The Sun (2014)The nightly encounter with death has destructive effects. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This challenges negative thought patterns and suggests changes to destructive behaviour. The Sun (2008)This whole thing turned out to be destructive to our relationship for more than three years. Christianity Today (2000)Otherwise we keep seeking out the same damaging and destructive patterns. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The blast rolled back and forth to maximum destructive effect. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)These are common issues that can become overwhelming and can also fuel destructive behaviour. The Sun (2011)Some people are drawn to these destructive relationships. The Sun (2012)Jealousy can have an equally destructive effect. Why Am I Afraid to Divorce? (1994)The sense of anguish the dog feels can be the cause of some terrible destructive behaviour. THE DOG LISTENER: Learning the Language of your Best Friend (2002)These destructive patterns may either be directed toward their own group or toward members of the dominant group. On the Edge: A History of Poor Black Children and Their American Dreams (1993)This destructive force has shaped British culture. Times, Sunday Times (2013)That they often descend into ugly, destructive power struggles. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They are at best indifferent, at worst destructive alien forces. Times, Sunday Times (2012)As well as being marvellous, they have amazing destructive power. The Sun (2013)Instead, the power of presidents has more usually been negative and destructive rather than positive and constructive. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Their destructive force is subtle. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We must aim to redress the balance between the stress which is exciting and positive, and that which is destructive and negative. Banish Headaches -how to obtain fast, drug-free relief from headache (1990)
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Translations for 'destructive'
British English: destructive ADJECTIVE
Something that is destructive causes or is capable of causing great damage, harm, or injury.
...the awesome destructive power of nuclear weapons.
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