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self-destructive

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Tending to do harm to oneself.
  • adj. Marked by an impulse or tendency to harm or kill oneself.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. That causes injury to oneself or harm to one's interests.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Destroying, or tending to destroy, one's self or itself; rucidal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Tending to the destruction of one's self, or of itself.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. dangerous to yourself or your interests

Etymologies

self- +‎ destructive (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The earlier books, which have just been reissued by Picador in one paperback volume as "The Patrick Melrose Novels," can be read as the navigational charts of a mariner desperate not to end up in the wretched harbor from which he embarked on a voyage that has led in and out of heroin addiction, alcoholism, marital infidelity and a range of behaviors for which the term "self-destructive" is the mildest of euphemisms.

    NYT > Home Page

  • PARK CITY, Utah - If you watch "Californication," you know that Hank Moody is the definition of self-destructive.

    ABC News: Top Stories

  • Forcing movements to the point of strain or pain is self-destructive, which is totally against the precept of Nonviolence, a basic ethic of Yoga practice.

    American Yoga Association Beginner’s Manual Fully Revised and Updated

  • A maverick, a man described as a self-destructive genius, who battled heroin addiction, endured turbulent relationships with his band members but whose fast living saw his candle burn out so young at just 44.

    The Australian | News

  • From that point, it took maybe 36 hours for me to return to a full-blown self-destructive pack-a-day habit.

    Matthew Yglesias » By Request: Smoking

  • January 3rd, 2009 at 6: 36 pm there is something to be said for there being significant financial ramifications for high health care cost behavior (e.g. smoking, obesity) to reimburse the government for your self-destructive behavior the rest of us are going to have to pay for.

    Matthew Yglesias » By Request: Smoking

  • For example, Lord Voldemort had his background as a motherless illegitimate child --- which doesn't really go anywhere near explaining his extreme evil and self-destructive tendency to kill people, especially Muggles, just for fun.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • : Belgium's self-destructive politics the Belgium I know is a laid-back, relaxed place with a well-developed sense of humour about itself.

    Belgium as seen by Charlemagne

  • However my attitudes stem from the era I grew up in when the region had already started to move from 100 years of self-destructive attitudes

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Post-War Devastation

  • Some of the material is self-destructive, high-acid paper and the like, and these are carefully photocopied, though the budget for preservation and conservation is finite, of course.

    Library of Congress backstage tour

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