[ UK /dɪstɹˈʌktɪvnəs/ ]
[ US /dɪˈstɹəktɪvnɪs/ ]
  1. the quality of causing destruction
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How To Use destructiveness In A Sentence

  • However, their claim in the abstract and in the quote above about "hurricane destructiveness" is not shown by a correlation with , as that does not measure "destructiveness". PDI: Elsner « Climate Audit
  • Self - destructiveness is such a pervasive human trait because civilization is built on controlling aggression.
  • Of little military significance, the city of 250,000 provided a good test of the bomb's destructiveness.
  • Nick Duerden's second novel studies the spiral of self destructiveness, and how some can fail over and over again yet still come out winning.
  • Well, I am not the sort of person to encourage illegal activity, but in the face of such wilful neglect and destructiveness, flying pickets would not seem out of place.
  • But anyone who has experienced intense jealousy is well aware of its power and potential destructiveness.
  • A fatal disease - tuberculosis, also called consumption - provided a favorite metaphor to represent the destructiveness of feverish emotions, such as pining or amorousness.
  • Rather, the entire story of the missing insurance fraudster is seemingly a red herring, an excuse to tell a story about Bellamy and his compulsive work ethic, his off-handed destructiveness toward the people in his life and his seeming cluelessness about himself. Marshall Fine: HuffPost Review: Inspector Bellamy
  • And Maud's, face brightened; for destructiveness is one of the earliest traits of childhood, and ripping was Maud's delight. An Old-Fashioned Girl
  • There was a game reserve in South Africa in which a herd of elephants suddenly exhibited uncharacteristic, senseless violence and destructiveness.
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