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wreckful

[ rek-fuhl ]
/ ˈrɛk fəl /
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adjective Archaic.
causing wreckage.
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Origin of wreckful

First recorded in 1590–1600; wreck + -ful
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How to use wreckful in a sentence

  • I saw that whilst I had imagined my 'mountain to stand strong,' it was yet heaving with the wreckful fire.

    Discipline|Mary Brunton

British Dictionary definitions for wreckful

wreckful
/ (ˈrɛkfʊl) /

adjective
poetic causing wreckage
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