Synonyms of destruction in English:


See definition of destruction


1‘journalists reported considerable destruction within the town by allied bombers’


demolition, knocking down, pulling down, tearing down, levelling, razing, razing to the ground, felling, dismantling, breaking up, wrecking, ruination, smashing, shattering, blasting, blowing up, dynamiting, bombing, torpedoing

2‘the continuing destruction of the countryside’


spoliation, devastation, spoiling, ruination, wrecking, blighting, marring, disfigurement, impairment, defacing, scarring, injury, harm, laying waste, desolation, ravaging

literary wasting

3‘the destruction of BSE-infected cattle’


killing, killing off, putting down, putting to sleep, slaughter, slaughtering, extermination, termination

4‘the careful and strategic destruction of the enemies' forces’


annihilation, wiping out, obliteration, elimination, eradication, liquidation, extinction, finishing off, rooting out, extirpation

killing, slaughter, slaughtering, massacre, massacring, butchery, butchering, extermination, decimation

informal taking out, rubbing out, snuffing out, zapping

North American informal wasting