[ 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.

Origin of self-destructive

First recorded in 1645–55

Related forms

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

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