Antonyms for destruction

Grammar : Noun
Spell : dih-struhk-shuh n
Phonetic Transcription : dɪˈstrʌk ʃən

Definition of destruction

Origin :
  • early 14c., from Old French destruction (12c.) and directly from Latin destructionem (nominative destructio) "a pulling down, destruction," from past participle stem of destruere "tear down" (see destroy).
  • noun demolition, devastation
Example sentences :
  • This time the Romans decided to be thorough in their work of destruction.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • The unfit brought in for strength are weakness and destruction.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • When the fire was vanquished, it had practically completed its work of destruction.
  • Extract from : « Yorkshire Painted And Described » by Gordon Home
  • As for that precocious damsel, she would run no least risk of destruction by the satyr.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • All that fiendish cruelty and the demon of destruction could do was done.
  • Extract from : « The Roof of France » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • Amid the din and dust little but destruction can be discerned.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Malakand Field Force » by Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • He urged them to rise and join in the destruction of the white invaders.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Malakand Field Force » by Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • We know right from wrong because the destruction is plain in human experience.
  • Extract from : « The Call of the Twentieth Century » by David Starr Jordan
  • Dumb with fright, the boys stood and looked at the destruction.
  • Extract from : « What Sami Sings with the Birds » by Johanna Spyri
  • Let us realize with holy satisfaction the destruction of Satanic power.
  • Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II » by Francis Augustus Cox

Synonyms for destruction

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