Antonyms of DESTRUCTIVE:
constructive, formative, inferential, rehabilitative, reconstructive, creative, shaping, plastic, structural, advantageous, favorable, helpful, profitable, serviceable, beneficent, good, invigorating, rejuvenating, useful, beneficial, healthful, life-giving, salutary, wholesome, preservative, protective, productive, harmless, innocent, innocuous, inoffensive, ameliorative, healthy, nonfatal, nonlethal, salubrious, nondestructive, fluky, fortuitous, fortunate, happy, lucky, providential, auspicious, bright, encouraging, fair, golden, heartening, hopeful, optimistic, promising, propitious, rose-colored, rosy, upbeat.
Examples of usage:
  1. The hardships of the camp and the campaign are more destructive of animal than human flesh.
    "Three Years in the Federal Cavalry", Willard Glazier.
  2. Just two, just a man and a woman, emerging from all the destructive might of the world.
    "Dan Merrithew", Lawrence Perry.
  3. That attempt is destructive to morals and dangerous to character.
    "The High Calling", Charles M. Sheldon.

Today’s Word


  • egoistic, egoistical, self-involved, egocentric, self-centered.
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