self-de·struc·tive -'strək-tiv adj acting or tending to harm or destroy oneself <\self-destructive behavior> also SUICIDAL
self-de·struc·tive·ly adv
self-de·struc·tive·ness n

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  • self-destructive — self destructively, adv. /self di struk tiv, self /, adj. 1. harmful, injurious, or destructive to oneself: His constant arguing with the boss shows he s a self destructive person. 2. reflecting or exhibiting suicidal desires or drives: Careless… …   Universalium

  • Self-destructive — Self de*struc tive, a. Destroying, or tending to destroy, one s self or itself; rucidal. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-destructive — self de structive adj deliberately doing things that are likely to seriously harm or kill yourself ▪ a self destructive alcoholic >self destruction n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-destructive — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ destroying or causing harm to oneself. DERIVATIVES self destruction noun self destructively adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • self-destructive — [self′di struk′tiv] adj. of, having to do with, or causing either damage to or the destruction of oneself or itself self destructiveness n …   English World dictionary

  • self-destructive — self de structive adjective doing things that are likely to harm you or make you fail: Paul s self destructive behavior could lead to something serious one day …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • self-destructive — adjective Date: 1641 acting or tending to harm or destroy oneself < self destructive behavior >; also suicidal < a self destructive impulse > • self destructiveness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • self-destructive — ADJ GRADED Self destructive behaviour is harmful to the person who behaves in that way. A reckless, self destructive streak prevented Janssen from finding happiness outside his art …   English dictionary

  • self-destructive — adj. Self destructive is used with these nouns: ↑behaviour …   Collocations dictionary

  • self-destructive — UK / US adjective doing things that are likely to harm you or to make you fail Paul s self destructive behaviour could lead to something serious one day …   English dictionary

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