Definition of Destructiveness

1. Noun. The quality of causing destruction.

Generic synonyms: Quality
Specialized synonyms: Harmfulness, Injuriousness, Poison
Antonyms: Constructiveness
Derivative terms: Destructive



Definition of Destructiveness

1. n. The quality of destroying or ruining.

Definition of Destructiveness

1. Noun. the state or quality of being destructive ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Destructiveness

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Medical Definition of Destructiveness

1. 1. The quality of destroying or ruining. 2. The faculty supposed to impel to the commission of acts of destruction; propensity to destroy. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Destructiveness

destructible
destructibleness
destructing
destruction
destruction fire
destruction permit
destructionist
destructionists
destructions
destructive
destructive-metabolic(a)
destructive criticism
destructive distillation
destructive metabolism
destructively
destructiveness (current term)
destructivities
destructivity
destructor
destructors
destructs
destructuration
destructure
destructured
destructures
destructuring
destrudo
destruxin
desuccinylation
desudation

Literary usage of Destructiveness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A System of Phrenology by George Combe (1842)
"On visiting London Bedlam in 1824,1 examined the head of a male patient, and pronounced Combativeness and destructiveness to be uncommonly large. ..."

2. The Phrenological Journal and Miscellany (1839)
"Functions of Combativeness and destructiveness. — " On page 333 of your last volume you have a paragraph on the functions of Combativeness and ..."

3. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Board of Horticulture (1882)
"... and by many is confounded with it, but it is not to Be compared to the latter for destructiveness. ..."

4. Studies of a Biographer by Sir Leslie Stephen (1902)
"... even in the Darwinian form, and accepted the results of a criticism once supposed to be destructive without admitting the destructiveness. ..."

5. The History of the Popes: From the Close of the Middle Ages. Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor (1902)
"... because of his merciless destructiveness in Rome, as well as in other places for instance, in Loreto.* Michael Angelo complained to Julius II., ..."

6. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society by Royal Meteorological Society (Great Britain) (1891)
"THE destructiveness OF TORNADOES. In investigating tornadoes, great difficulty was experienced in accurately determining property ..."

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