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destructionist

[ dih-struhk-shuh-nist ]
/ dɪˈstrʌk ʃə nɪst /
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noun
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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How to use destructionist in a sentence

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for destructionist

destructionist
/ (dɪˈstrʌkʃənɪst) /

noun
a person who believes in destruction, esp of social institutions
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