destructionist

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

destruction +‎ -ist

Noun[edit]

destructionist (plural destructionists)

  1. One who delights in destroying that which is valuable, or whose principles and influence tend to destroy existing institutions.
  2. One who believes in the final destruction or complete annihilation of the wicked; an annihilationist.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shipley to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for destructionist in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)