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
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.
PARK CITY, Utah - If you watch "Californication," you know that Hank Moody is the definition of self-destructive.
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.
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.
From that point, it took maybe 36 hours for me to return to a full-blown self-destructive pack-a-day habit.
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.
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.
: Belgium's self-destructive politics the Belgium I know is a laid-back, relaxed place with a well-developed sense of humour about itself.
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
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.