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I'm Irish and always will be, but America has taught me so much. Maybe it's here in the U.S. that we find a healing, for in the broader melting pot we get to look at some of these self-destructive attributes that we bring to bear upon our own quarrels and begin to solve them in ways other than just splitting apart.
Fionnula Flanagan

Meaning of "self-destructive" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SELF-DESTRUCTIVE

self-destructive  [ˌsɛlfdɪˈstrʌktɪv] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SELF-DESTRUCTIVE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Self-Destructive is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SELF-DESTRUCTIVE 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-destructive in the English dictionary

The definition of self-destructive in the dictionary is tending to destroy yourself, your reputation, etc, through your habits or actions.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SELF-DESTRUCTIVE


autodestructive
ˌɔːtəʊdɪˈstrʌktɪv
conductive
kənˈdʌktɪv
constructive
kənˈstrʌktɪv
deconstructive
ˌdiːkənˈstrʌktɪv
destructive
dɪˈstrʌktɪv
fructive
ˈfrʌktɪv
inductive
ɪnˈdʌktɪv
instructive
ɪnˈstrʌktɪv
introductive
ˌɪntrəˈdʌktɪv
nonconstructive
ˌnɒnkənˈstrʌktɪv
nondestructive
ˌnɒndɪsˈtrʌktɪv
obstructive
əbˈstrʌktɪv
productive
prəˈdʌktɪv
reconstructive
ˌriːkənˈstrʌktɪv
reproductive
ˌriːprəˈdʌktɪv
seductive
sɪˈdʌktɪv
superstructive
ˌsuːpəˈstrʌktɪv
unconstructive
ˌʌnkənˈstrʌktɪv
uninstructive
ˌʌnɪnˈstrʌktɪv
unobstructive
ˌʌnəbˈstrʌktɪv

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SELF-DESTRUCTIVE

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-destruction
self-determination
self-determined
self-determining
self-development

WORDS THAT END LIKE SELF-DESTRUCTIVE

active
addictive
alternative
attractive
collective
constrictive
cost-effective
defective
detective
directive
distinctive
effective
inactive
interactive
objective
perspective
prospective
protective
respective
selective
subjective

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

SYNONYMS

Translation of «self-destructive» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SELF-DESTRUCTIVE

Find out the translation of self-destructive to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of self-destructive 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-destructive» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

自我毁灭
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

autodestructivo
570 millions of speakers

English

self-destructive
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आत्म विनाशकारी
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

التدمير الذاتي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

саморазрушению
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

autodestrutivo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আত্ম বিনাশক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

auto-destructeur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Merosakkan diri
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

selbstzerstörerisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

自己破壊的な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

자기 파괴적인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngrusak dhewe
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tự hủy hoại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தன்னைத்தானே அழித்துக்கொள்ளும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्वत: ची विध्वंसक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kendine zarar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

autodistruttivo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

autodestrukcyjne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

саморуйнування
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

auto-distructive
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αυτοκαταστροφική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

self- vernietigende
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

självdestruktiva
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

selvdestruktiv
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of self-destructive

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SELF-DESTRUCTIVE»

The term «self-destructive» is regularly used and occupies the 64.721 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SELF-DESTRUCTIVE» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «SELF-DESTRUCTIVE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word self-destructive.
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Jayson Blair
Racism built me into a person that was set up to be self-destructive.
2
Kristin Davis
Sometimes it would be nice to just have some red wine with dinner, but it's not worth the risk. I have a great life, a great situation. Why would I want to risk self-destructive behaviour?
3
Daniel Dennett
As every scuba diver knows, panic is your worst enemy: when it hits, your mind starts to thrash and you are likely to do something really stupid and self-destructive.
4
Siobhan Fahey
This is what I am. I have periods of enormous self-destructive depression, where I go completely off my trolley and lose all sight of reality and reason.
5
Adam Ferrara
I think we all carry the seeds of our own destruction. You really have to be aware that just because something is good, it doesn't mean it's not going to trigger a self-destructive impulse.
6
Sky Ferreira
I hate being forced to do things. I hate people telling me what to do, so I'll do the complete opposite. It's a bit self-destructive sometimes.
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Fionnula Flanagan
I'm Irish and always will be, but America has taught me so much. Maybe it's here in the U.S. that we find a healing, for in the broader melting pot we get to look at some of these self-destructive attributes that we bring to bear upon our own quarrels and begin to solve them in ways other than just splitting apart.
8
John W. Gardner
America's greatness has been the greatness of a free people who shared certain moral commitments. Freedom without moral commitment is aimless and promptly self-destructive.
9
Thom Gunn
I don't think of sex as a self-destructive impulse.
10
Dan Harmon
I am absolutely and inherently self-destructive in that I am always making sure I'm doing what I want to do.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SELF-DESTRUCTIVE»

Discover the use of self-destructive in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to self-destructive and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Managing Intense Emotions and Overcoming Self-Destructive ...
This self-help manual for those who meet the diagnosis of 'emotionally unstable' or 'borderline personality disorder'(BPD) outlines a brief intervention based on a model of treatment known to be effective for other conditions.
Lorraine Bell, 2004
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Why Can't I Change?: How to Conquer Your Self-destructive ...
Shirley Impellizzeri PhD applies the latest in brain science to explain how your earliest attachments help shape your brain and greatly influence the beliefs, patterns, and behaviors you have as an adult.
Shirley Impellizzeri, 2012
3
Treating Self-destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors: A ...
This is a book for clinicians who specialize in helping trauma survivors and, through the course of treatment, find themselves unexpectedly confronted with client disclosures of self-destructive behaviors, including self-mutilation and ...
Lisa Ferentz, 2012
4
Suicide as Psychache: A Clinical Approach to ...
"This is an important book that no suicidologist should be without. In it, the author, Edwin S. Shneidman, brings together work he undertook and completed between 1971 and 1993.
Edwin S. Shneidman, 1993
5
Understanding and Preventing Suicide: The Development of ...
In this book, Bertini explains the development of suicidal thinking and, through patient vignettes, illustrates the ways this thinking develops.
Kristine Bertini, 2009
6
Changing Self-Destructive Habits: Pathways to Solutions With ...
Matthew Selekman and Mark Beyebach, two internationally-recognized therapists, know first-hand that therapists see clients who have problems with several of these habits in varying contexts.
Matthew D. Selekman, Mark Beyebach, 2013
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The Self-Destructive Habits of Good Companies
Why do so many good companies engage in self-destructive behavior? This book identifies seven dangerous habits even well-run companies fall victim to–and helps you diagnose and break these habits before they destroy you.
Jagdish N. Sheth, 2007
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The Medea Hypothesis: Is Life on Earth Ultimately ...
Peter Ward mounts a sustained critique of optimizing/homeostatic Gaia, providing a lucid set of examples of significant positive feedbacks arising from life. This book will have a strong heuristic impact on future research.
Peter Ward, 2009
9
Creating Bodies: Eating Disorders as Self-Destructive Survival
Creating Bodies offers the gripping story of healing and transformation detailed in one woman's diaries. Hannah wrote 18 diaries between the ages of 14 and 32.
Katie Gentile, 2013
10
Incest Fantasies and Self-destructive Acts: Jungian and ...
Jungian and Post-Jungian Psychotherapy in Adolescence Mara Sidoli, Gustav Bovensiepen. ity. To express it metaphorically, the changes affect the body in its symbolic function as "container of the soul," its inner capacity for containment.
Mara Sidoli, Gustav Bovensiepen

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

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term self-destructive is used in the context of the following news items.
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Pope calls us to stop self-destructive actions
I'm just as hopeful that we understand his larger theme: If we're going to keep living on this planet, we have to recognize that our actions are self-destructive and ... «azcentral.com, Jul 15»
2
FAITH MATTERS: No interest in right-wing, self-destructive
Jewish writings describe a rabbi named Jochanan ben Zakkai. Ben Zakkai lived in Jerusalem at the time of the war against the Romans that resulted in the ... «New Haven Register, Jun 15»
3
The Highly Intelligent, Creative, Self-Destructive White Male in …
Shortly into The Gambler, Mark Wahlberg's character, Jim Bennett, a literature professor, mid-list former novelist, and gambling addict, proclaims to his lecture ... «Huffington Post, Jun 15»
4
Democrats Practice Self-Destructive Politics
THE NOMENKLATURA: There seem to be several key reasons behind the apparently self-destructive action of the labor-liberal coalition in opposing fellow ... «Santa Barbara Independent, Jun 15»
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Florence Welch: 'I have a very self-destructive, chaotic, impulsive side'
One side is quiet and nurturing and calm, then I have a very self-destructive, chaotic, impulsive side. They contradict each other and I guess the album was a ... «Daily Life, May 15»
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9 Ways Mentally-Strong People Prevent Self-Pity From Becoming …
In fact, feeling sorry for yourself can become downright self-destructive. It makes overcoming adversity difficult -- if not impossible -- and it keeps you stuck. «Huffington Post, May 15»
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Environmental groups sound alarm over 'self-destructive' fracking in …
A WPX Energy natural gas drilling rig north of Parachute, Colorado. The BLM has long been criticized by environmental groups for kowtowing to big oil and gas. «The Guardian, Apr 15»
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Cult heroes: Rocket from the Tombs, the most self-destructive group …
That's what the critic Lester Bangs called the American proto-punks, who were perhaps the most self-destructive group ever to smash a six-string on stage. «The Guardian, Apr 15»
9
Self-destructive Replacements return, unruly as ever
It's telling that most of the people streaming into the Masonic on Monday night for the first Bay Area concert by the Replacements in some two decades were ... «SFGate, Apr 15»
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U.S. Opposition to Asian Bank Is Self-Destructive
While most of the world is focused on the challenges to the U.S. in an increasingly fluid Middle East, a once-unthinkable phenomenon is playing out in Asia. «Bloomberg View, Mar 15»

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