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[rek-fuh l]
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adjective Archaic.
  1. causing wreckage.
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Origin of wreckful

First recorded in 1590–1600; wreck + -ful
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Related Words for wreckful

suicidal, deadly, calamitous, hurtful, pernicious, harmful, toxic, cataclysmic, disastrous, detrimental, catastrophic, lethal, ruinous, fatal, damaging, baleful, baneful, cancerous, consumptive, cutthroat

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Historical Examples of wreckful

  • 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


  1. poetic causing wreckage
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