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noun as in aggression

noun as in aggressiveness

noun as in fatality


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A long-lasting abundance of sibling planets might therefore have protected Earth from destructive chaos, and may be part of what made life on Earth possible, says astronomer Uffe Gråe Jørgensen of the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen.

Opinion research is a powerful tool, like a chainsaw or an Excel spreadsheet—efficient in the right hands, but destructive when not used with care.

From Quartz

He gave the example of the destructive wildfires in California, which in previous years have been sparked by power lines in electrical networks that Tricoire said needed retrofitting.

From Fortune

He’s been enormously destructive, as destructive as he possibly could be.

From Fortune

I know for my part this constant sense of tethering has been destructive.

From Fortune

But the pacification of Iraq would come without addressing Suleimani or his destructiveness.

Such efforts promise to limit both the duration and destructiveness of combat.

Those who carry out this pillage probably believe they can outrun their own destructiveness.

Destructiveness small; this is not a gentleman who will do very much damage.

Perhaps foreign air and warmer climates develop, like a hot-bed, our innate instinct of destructiveness.

Others, I have observed, when irritated, pass the hand over destructiveness.

The increasing destructiveness and intolerableness of war waged with the new powers of science.

The great outstanding lesson thus far is the extraordinary destructiveness of the torpedoes that have found their mark.

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On this page you'll find 151 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to destructiveness, such as: hostility, aggressiveness, antagonism, belligerence, blitz, and combativeness.

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