Antonyms of adj destructive

1 sense of destructive

Sense 1
destructive (vs. constructive) -- (causing destruction or much damage; "a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism")

constructive (vs. destructive) -- (constructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development; "constructive criticism"; "a constructive attitude"; "a constructive philosophy"; "constructive permission")
        => creative -- (promoting construction or creation; "creative work")
        => formative, shaping, plastic -- (forming or capable of forming or molding or fashioning; "a formative influence"; "a formative experience")
        => formative -- (capable of forming new cells and tissues; "a formative zone in developing bone")
        => inferential -- (based on interpretation; not directly expressed)
        => reconstructive, rehabilitative -- (helping to restore to good condition; "reconstructive surgery"; "rehabilitative exercises")
        => structural -- (concerned with systematic structure in a particular field of study)

Similarity of adj destructive

1 sense of destructive

Sense 1
destructive (vs. constructive) -- (causing destruction or much damage; "a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism")
       => annihilative, annihilating, devastating, withering -- (wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction; "possessing annihilative power"; "a devastating hurricane"; "the guns opened a withering fire")
       => blasting, ruinous -- (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")
       => cataclysmal, cataclysmic -- (severely destructive; "cataclysmic nuclear war"; "a cataclysmic earthquake")
       => caustic, corrosive, erosive, vitriolic, mordant -- (of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action)
       => crushing, devastating -- (physically or spiritually devastating; often used in combination; "a crushing blow"; "a crushing rejection"; "bone-crushing")
       => damaging, negative -- (designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions; "negative criticism")
       => erosive -- (wearing away by friction; "the erosive effects of waves on the shoreline")
       => iconoclastic -- (destructive of images used in religious worship; said of religions, such as Islam, in which the representation of living things is prohibited)
       => ravaging -- (ruinously destructive and wasting; "a ravaging illness")
       => soul-destroying -- (destructive to the spirit or soul; "soul-destroying labor")
       => wasteful -- (laying waste; "when wasteful war shall statues overturn"- Shakespeare)
          Also See-> harmful#1; negative#1

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