[rek-fuh l]

adjective Archaic.

causing wreckage.

Origin of wreckful

First recorded in 1590–1600; wreck + -ful
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  • I saw that whilst I had imagined my 'mountain to stand strong,' it was yet heaving with the wreckful fire.


    Mary Brunton

British Dictionary definitions for wreckful



poetic causing wreckage
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