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  1. an advocate of the destruction of an existing political institution or the like.
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Origin of destructionist

First recorded in 1800–10; destruction + -ist
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Examples from the Web for destructionist

Historical Examples of destructionist

  • At the end of it the destructionist drove his hat on with a smack of his big palm and strode out, sullen but plainly convinced.

    King Spruce, A Novel

    Holman Day

British Dictionary definitions for destructionist


  1. a person who believes in destruction, esp of social institutions
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