Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Causing wreckage; ruinous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Causing wreck; involving ruin; destructive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Causing wreck; producing or involving destruction or ruin.

Etymologies

wreck +‎ -ful (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The pattern going across both numbers blends them into one wreckful blob.

    What's Black & White & Wrecked All Over?

  • Wow...the fact that the wreckerator didn't even attempt Dogbert makes it even more wreckful.

    Demons of "Stupity"

  • The election of Barack Obama was an endorsement of the renunciation of eight years of woeful, wreckful, wretched, and divisive “leadership”.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • Be like the Blacks before her and take the attitude that there was no burden that couldn't be lightened, no wreckful life that couldn't be set right by heading off down the road.

    Cold Mountain

  • The sad sagacity of age has taught us that nothing built with hands can "hold out against the wreckful siege of battering days," and yet we place this tablet on the walls of this century-old Rotunda in response to a wish that lies deep in the heart of humanity.

    The Centennial of the University of Virginia, 1819-1921

  • I have heard it rumored, for instance, that the Parthenon marbles are in London, and that the Parthenon itself has suffered from the "wreckful siege of battering days"; that the walls to Piræus contain hardly one stone left upon another.

    Journeys to Bagdad

  • Through all the wreckful storms that cloud the brow of War.

    The Lady of the Lake

  • It would make me feel that the friendship which we are forming could stand even 'the wreckful siege of battering days'! "

    The Enchanted Canyon

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