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synonyms for disruptive

  • disturbing
  • rowdy
  • troublesome
  • unruly
  • upsetting
  • disorderly
  • distracting
  • obstreperous
  • off-base
  • out-of-line
  • out-of-order
  • troublemaking
  • unsettling
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antonyms for disruptive

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  • calming
  • disciplined
  • settling
  • soothing
  • well-behaved
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How to use disruptive in a sentence

In the past year since the directorate was launched, the NSA called out nation-state hackers, warned of new strains of disruptive malware and advised on how to patch or mitigate major vulnerabilities.
NSA’S ANNE NEUBERGER TO TALK CYBERSECURITY AT DISRUPT 2020ZACK WHITTAKERSEPTEMBER 4, 2020TECHCRUNCH
It might be a little less bright, but for all intents and purposes, it’s just as disruptive to astronomical observations—for potentially the entire night.
SATELLITE MEGA-CONSTELLATIONS RISK RUINING ASTRONOMY FOREVERNEEL PATELSEPTEMBER 2, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
However, it could also be disruptive of the review economy in a very positive way.
APPLE RATINGS IS COMING TO IOS 14, HOW DISRUPTIVE WILL IT BE?GREG STERLINGSEPTEMBER 1, 2020SEARCH ENGINE LAND
The pandemic’s disruptive force has spurred transformational change in our organization, as well as in many others.
COVID-19 HAS SPURRED RAPID TRANSFORMATION IN HEALTH CARE. LET’S MAKE SURE IT STAYS THAT WAYJAKEMETHAUGUST 20, 2020FORTUNE
Covid-19, however, has been disruptive enough to shake them up, and companies are trying to take advantage.
THERE ARE ONLY A FEW MOMENTS IN LIFE WHEN BUYING HABITS CHANGE, AND A PANDEMIC IS ONE OF THEMMARC BAINAUGUST 8, 2020QUARTZ
Volcanic sulfur in the stratosphere can be disruptive, but in the grand scale of Earth’s history it’s tiny and temporary.
HOW EARTH’S CLIMATE CHANGES NATURALLY (AND WHY THINGS ARE DIFFERENT NOW)HOWARD LEEJULY 21, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
Despite the techno-utopianism though, many of the ideas in the report hold promise for building societies that are better adapted for the disruptive new age we are about to enter.
NEW REPORT PREDICTS TECH COULD FUEL AN AGE OF FREEDOM—OR MAKE CIVILIZATION COLLAPSEEDD GENTJUNE 29, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
A flash of lightning is a disruptive electrical discharge upon a grand scale.
A TEXT-BOOK OF ASTRONOMYGEORGE C. COMSTOCK
One cannot view with equanimity that which appears to be totally disruptive of one's dear little system of living.
THE KEMPTON-WACE LETTERSJACK LONDON
By this difficult and dangerous process, the gunpowder is confined, and the disruptive effect produced.
A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, MANUFACTURES AND MINESANDREW URE
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WORDS RELATED TO DISRUPTIVE

  • advancing
  • antipathetic
  • assailing
  • attacking
  • barbaric
  • bellicose
  • combative
  • contentious
  • destructive
  • disruptive
  • disturbing
  • encroaching
  • hawkish
  • intruding
  • intrusive
  • invading
  • martial
  • militant
  • offensive
  • pugnacious
  • quarrelsome
  • rapacious
  • threatening
  • warlike
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.