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.
    • William Shakespeare, Sonnet 65
      O, how shall summer's honey breath hold out
      Against the wreckful siege of battering days,
      When rocks impregnable are not so stout,
      Nor gates of steel so strong, but Time decays?
    • 1920, John Freeman, Poems New and Old[1]:
      [] a single star I had watched by night searching the wreckful seas []