wreckful

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

wreck +‎ -ful

Adjective[edit]

wreckful (comparative more wreckful, superlative most wreckful)

  1. (poetic) Causing wreckage; ruinous.
    the wreckful siege of battering days — Shakespeare.
    • 1920, John Freeman, Poems New and Old[1]:
      [] a single star I had watched by night searching the wreckful seas []