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There are seeds of self-destruction in all of us that will bear only unhappiness if allowed to grow.
Dorothea Brande

Meaning of "self-destruction" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SELF-DESTRUCTION

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SELF-DESTRUCTION

noun
adjective
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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Self-Destruction is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SELF-DESTRUCTION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Self-destructive behaviour

In human context, self-destructive behaviour is a widely used phrase that conceptualises certain kinds of destructive acts as belonging to the self. It also has the property that it characterises certain kinds of self-inflicted acts as destructive. The term comes from objective psychology, wherein all apparent self-inflicted harm or abuse toward oneself is treated as a collection of actions, and therefore as a pattern of behaviour. Acts of "self-destruction" may be merely metaphorical or literal. Generally speaking, self-destructive actions may be deliberate, born of impulse, or developed as a habit. The term however tends to be applied toward self-destructions that are potentially habit-forming or addictive, and are thus potentially fatal. ▪ Suicide ▪ Self-harm ▪ Eating disorders ▪ Substance abuse...

Definition of self-destruction in the English dictionary

The definition of self-destruction in the dictionary is the act or an instance of self-destructing.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SELF-DESTRUCTION

self-deceptive
self-declared
self-defeating
self-defence
self-defense
self-defensive
self-delusion
self-denial
self-denying
self-denyingly
self-deprecating
self-deprecatingly
self-deprecatory
self-depreciating
self-destruct
self-destructive
self-determination
self-determined
self-determining
self-development

WORDS THAT END LIKE SELF-DESTRUCTION

accreditation
action
attraction
auction
collection
connection
construction
correction
course of action
detection
direction
fiction
function
introduction
production
protection
reaction
satisfaction
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transaction

Synonyms and antonyms of self-destruction in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «self-destruction» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SELF-DESTRUCTION

Find out the translation of self-destruction to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of self-destruction from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «self-destruction» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

自我毁灭
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

autodestrucción
570 millions of speakers

English

self-destruction
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ख़ुदकुशी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التدمير الذاتي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

самоуничтожение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

autodestruição
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কাম্য-মরণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

autodestruction
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pemusnahan diri
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Selbstzerstörung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

自滅
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

자기 파괴
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Karusakan dhewe
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tự hủy diệt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுய அழிவு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्वतःचा विनाश
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kendini yok etmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

autodistruzione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

samozniszczenie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

самознищення
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

auto- distrugere
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αυτοκαταστροφή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

self- vernietiging
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

självförstörelse
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

selvdestruksjon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of self-destruction

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SELF-DESTRUCTION»

The term «self-destruction» is regularly used and occupies the 65.071 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SELF-DESTRUCTION» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about self-destruction

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7 QUOTES WITH «SELF-DESTRUCTION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word self-destruction.
1
Dorothea Brande
There are seeds of self-destruction in all of us that will bear only unhappiness if allowed to grow.
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F. W. de Klerk
The question that we must ask is whether we are making progress toward the goal of universal peace. Or are we caught up on a treadmill of history, turning forever on the axle of mindless aggression and self-destruction?
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Courtney Love
In rock stardom there's an absolute economic upside to self-destruction.
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Mackenzie Phillips
I've always turned my anger inwards towards self-destruction.
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Bernie Siegel
Society should see parenting as a public health issue and help parents to bring their children up feeling loved. We have birthing classes, but no parenting classes. The latter is desperately needed if we are to avoid self-destruction.
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Johnny Vegas
I found popularity through self-destruction, and that can be quite addictive.
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Gerard Way
There's something very romantic about self-destruction and sabotaging your life, and taking a hammer to it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SELF-DESTRUCTION»

Discover the use of self-destruction in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to self-destruction and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the ...
For the first time, Appetite for Self-Destruction recounts the epic story of the precipitous rise and fall of the recording industry over the past three decades, when the incredible success of the CD turned the music business into one of ...
Steve Knopper, 2009
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Live Through This: On Creativity and Self-Destruction
A visceral look at the bizarre entanglement of destructive and creative forces, Live Through This (a finalist for the 2008 Lambda Literary Awards) is a collection of original stories, essays, artwork, and photography.
Sabrina Chapadjiev, 2011
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Elements of Self-Destruction
The themes included in this book are: the emerging understanding of self-destructiveness in culture, religion, philosophy, and psychology; Bion's investigation into the self-destructive capacity of the mind; Heidegger's ontology of Being ...
Brent Potter, 2013
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The Jihadis' Path to Self-destruction
This book explores the religious philosophy underlying jihadism, as set against the background of the Kharijites, the first counter-establishment movement in Islam, whose idealistic and individualistic practice of Islam inevitably led them ...
Nelly Lahoud, 2010
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Self-Help Or Self-Destruction?
Examines the destructive principles taught by pop psychology and helps readers be more discerning about expert advice that is actually harmful.
Chris Thurman, 1996
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Histories of Suicide: International Perspectives on ...
This interdisciplinary collection of essays assembles historians, health economists, anthropologists, and sociologists, who examine the history of suicide from a variety of approaches to provide crucial insight into how suicide differs ...
John C. Weaver, David Wright, 2009
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From Self-Destruction to Inner Peace: My Journey of Thoughts
If you find YOUR thoughts in the first section of this book, YOU are a prisoner of your own thinking, unable to experience life in a way that brings you peace & fulfillment.
R. J. Arboc, 2004
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Splash of Colors: The Self-Destruction of Braniff International
Traces the history of the Braniff airline and discusses how the mismanagement of the company resulted in its bankruptcy
John J. Nance, 1984
9
Power Crisis: The Self-Destruction of a State Labor Party
Written by former minister and Labor historian Rodney Cavalier, Power Crisis is an explosive account of the self-destruction of the New South Wales Labor government, which has seen a turnover of four premiers in five years, and is heading ...
Rodney Cavalier, 2010
10
Self-Destruction
Poetry. SELF-DESTRUCTION is an uneasy harmonics between self, self-representation, and other. Dissonant and deceptive, their frequencies resound throughout the text, amplifying and collapsing difference.
Laura Moriarty, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SELF-DESTRUCTION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term self-destruction is used in the context of the following news items.
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Taxi driver suspended over 'self-destruction' rides
He said the driver put on a medical-style mask and talked about his "self-destruction" and muttered in Arabic. A second passenger 'Jonathan' came forward a ... «The Age, Jul 15»
2
Blake Treinen's move to Nationals bullpen has come with …
In a Washington Nationals bullpen filled with inconsistency, perhaps nobody has shifted as frequently between dominance and self-destruction as Treinen. «Washington Times, Jun 15»
3
Hope Solo is on a path of self-destruction
New information has surfaced about Solo's domestic violence charges, including having to be wrestled to the ground by police after she allegedly assaulted her ... «MyNorthwest.com, Jun 15»
4
Pakistan cricket: On the road to self-destruction
Pakistan cricket: On the road to self-destruction. By Hadeel Obaid Published: April 30, 2015. Share this Print Email. It has been five years but the PCB's ... «The Express Tribune, Apr 15»
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On Privilege and Self-Destruction
It may help us understand what goes wrong in The Riot Club, a new British drama about the timeless arrogance of England's class system, if we put that social ... «National Review Online, Apr 15»
6
On Iran, the GOP Stumbles Toward Self-Destruction
These days, few in the GOP are talking about a government shutdown, but the party once again may be stumbling toward self-destruction, thanks to some of its ... «Newsweek, Apr 15»
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Carolyn Hax: Don't put out a welcome mat for self-destruction
Adapted from recent online discussions. Dear Carolyn: Carolyn Hax started her advice column in 1997, after five years as a copy editor and news editor in Style ... «Washington Post, Apr 15»
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Israels Drive Toward Self-Destruction
In the old game of chicken, two cars race toward each other and at the last second one veers away to avoid a collision. Today, the Israelis and Palestinians are ... «Politico, Mar 15»
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Dear Abby: Teen's friend on path to self-destruction
Dear Abby: I am a 14-year-old girl, and my friend “Leah” is out of control. She has been going down the wrong path since sixth grade. She is what people call ... «SFGate, Mar 15»
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The Self-Destruction of Israel
The decisive majority has voted for an apartheid state between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River, in which democracy will slowly disappear. «CounterPunch, Mar 15»

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