Meaning of destructiveness in English:


Pronunciation /dɪˈstrʌktɪvnɪs/

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‘There was a game reserve in South Africa in which a herd of elephants suddenly exhibited uncharacteristic, senseless violence and destructiveness.’
  • ‘The wanton destructiveness of modern warfare strengthens this obligation.’
  • ‘As against these, the stupendous increase in the destructiveness of air power has been of limited utility in guerrilla war.’
  • ‘The passion, if not the logic, of her argument is clear and perhaps casts a new light on the deliberate destructiveness of the motives that lay behind her literary innovations.’
  • ‘But for the last Bushmen of the central Kalahari, all this is worthless: worse, it all brings a bullying destructiveness which could spell their end.’