[ self-di-struhk-tiv, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf dɪˈstrʌk tɪv, ˌsɛlf- /


harmful, injurious, or destructive to oneself: His constant arguing with the boss shows he's a self-destructive person.
reflecting or exhibiting suicidal desires or drives: Careless driving may be a self-destructive tendency.

Nearby words

  1. self-deprecating,
  2. self-deprecation,
  3. self-depreciating,
  4. self-destruct,
  5. self-destruction,
  6. self-determination,
  7. self-determinism,
  8. self-development,
  9. self-devotion,
  10. self-diagnosis

Origin of self-destructive

First recorded in 1645–55

Related formsself-de·struc·tive·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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