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Destructive vs. Ruinous

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Destructiveadjective

Causing destruction; damaging.

Ruinousadjective

Causing ruin; destructive, calamitous

Destructiveadjective

Causing breakdown or disassembly.

‘Catabolism is a destructive metabolism that involves the breakdown of molecules and release of energy.’;

Ruinousadjective

Extremely costly; so expensive as to cause financial ruin.

‘They were forced to completely replace the roof at ruinous expense.’;

Destructiveadjective

(computing) Lossy; causing irreversible change.

‘Blurring an image is a destructive operation, but rotating an image is not.’;

Ruinousadjective

Characterized by ruin; ruined; dilapidated; as, an edifice, bridge, or wall in a ruinous state.

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Destructiveadjective

Causing destruction; tending to bring about ruin, death, or devastation; ruinous; fatal; productive of serious evil; mischievous; pernicious; - often with of or to; as, intemperance is destructive of health; evil examples are destructive to the morals of youth.

‘Time's destructive power.’;

Ruinousadjective

Causing, or tending to cause, ruin; destructive; baneful; pernicious; as, a ruinous project.

‘After a night of storm so ruinous.’;

Destructivenoun

One who destroys; a radical reformer; a destructionist.

Ruinousadjective

Characterized by ruin; ruined; dilapidated; as, an edifice, bridge, or wall in a ruinous state.

Destructiveadjective

causing destruction or much damage;

‘a policy that is destructive to the economy’; ‘destructive criticism’;

Ruinousadjective

Composed of, or consisting in, ruins.

‘Behold, Damascus . . . shall be a ruinous heap.’;

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Ruinousadjective

extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin;

‘a catastrophic depression’; ‘catastrophic illness’; ‘a ruinous course of action’;

Ruinousadjective

causing injury or blight; especially affecting with sudden violence or plague or ruin;

‘the blasting effects of the intense cold on the budding fruit’; ‘the blasting force of the wind blowing sharp needles of sleet in our faces’; ‘a ruinous war’;

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