from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or process of destroying oneself or itself.
- n. Suicide.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The voluntary destruction of something by itself.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The destruction of one's self; self-murder; suicide.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The destruction of one's self, or of itself.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of killing yourself
- n. the act of destroying yourself
Are we in what Marx described as the self-destruction of finance-dominated advanced Capitalism?
He could give in, give up, and become like Charlie, and at least enjoy his self-destruction.
McCallister is driven to self-destruction by vanity, jealousy, and self-loathing.
I don't take any pleasure in America's self-destruction, currently being helped along by Democrats.
Without suitable restraints, humans -- both in society and individually -- were powerless to resist the entropic charge toward self-destruction.
This wayward thinking has led us down the “more is better” path of self-absorption and, for some, self-destruction.
I think every time anybody seems to leave the show, it's, from my perspective, there was a little self-destruction happening.
In this atmosphere, self-destruction itself becomes a threat.
But it would be the height of economic self-destruction to take that same path back into those same woods.
I was at the drink-anything, sleep-with-anything, take-anything stage of self-destruction, and not even a horrible night in a shit-infested hellhole was enough to stop me.