Origin of self-destructive
Related formsself-de·struc·tive·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for self-destructive
To break her self-destructive cycle and heal, she decides to hike 1,100 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail solo.Exclusive: The Making of Reese Witherspoon’s Golden Globe-Nominated ‘Wild’|Marlow Stern|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So they do what they are told to do, even when the path is self-destructive.College Football Fattens Players Up and Then Abandons Them|Evin Demirel|October 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Norquist did, though, candidly note that, “there are outliers always willing to give a self-destructive quotation.”
Indeed, if this was self-destructive, then provoking another stand-off—during an election year, no less—would be suicidal.
Brilliant as he is in the courtroom, his self-destructive personality leaves his personal life in shambles.Fall-Winter TV Preview: Snap Judgments of 2013–14’s New Shows|Jace Lacob, Kevin Fallon|July 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It had been to her what its sting is to the bee—a thing which if once used in self-defence is self-destructive.Mistress Wilding|Rafael Sabatini
The emotional reactions we create in ourselves become more exaggerated, distorted, and self-destructive.
All Anarchy, by the nature of it, is not only destructive but self-destructive.The French Revolution|Thomas Carlyle
Indulgence in solitary vice is self-destructive of all that youth most values—a profanation of his own body.The Ladies Book of Useful Information|Anonymous
As her self-esteem grows, she comes to realize that her marriage is a self-destructive relationship and decides to divorce Fred.