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noun as in suicide

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The British aristocracy is littered with stories of unmitigated spendthrifts who seem bent on self-destruction.

The game has become our modern Passion Play, self-destruction as our highest form of heroism.

But he later expanded on this idea, and said he suffered from what he called the self-destruction switch.

Eli Lake talks with the veteran MC about his new record, ‘Keynote Speaker,’ and ‘self-destruction.’

His life became a morass of anger and self-destruction: suicide attempts, gang activity.

Crazy, he said of his wife; a poor mad thing bent on self-destruction in wild and mournful ways.

Many times no real reason can be given for these acts of self-destruction.

Without doubt he was a hardened and depraved wretch; but it is in man's nature to revolt at self-destruction.

This last sentence several shrewd detectives thought implied that the writer intended self-destruction.

Never for one instant before had the possibility of the wife's self-destruction occurred to her.


On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to self-destruction, such as: hara-kiri, mélange, self-immolation, null, and seppuku.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.