destroyer Definition

  • 1a person or thing that destroys or causes damage
  • 2a fast, maneuverable warship designed to escort larger vessels and protect them from submarines and aircraft

Using destroyer: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "destroyer" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The tornado was a destroyer of homes and buildings.

  • Example

    The company's new policy was a destroyer of morale among employees.

  • Example

    The navy sent a destroyer to escort the cargo ship through dangerous waters.

destroyer Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with destroyer

  • a name or title given to a deity or supernatural being associated with destruction or death


    In Hindu mythology, Shiva is known as the Destroyer.

  • a person who ruins the fun or enjoyment of a social gathering


    Don't invite John to the party, he's a real party destroyer.

  • a behavior or action that causes harm or ends a romantic relationship


    Cheating is a common relationship destroyer.


Summary: destroyer in Brief

The term 'destroyer' [dɪˈstrɔɪər] refers to a person or thing that causes damage or destruction. It can be used to describe natural disasters, policies, or behaviors. In a military context, it refers to a fast, maneuverable warship designed to protect larger vessels. Phrases like 'the Destroyer' denote a supernatural being associated with destruction, while 'a party destroyer' or 'a relationship destroyer' refer to people or actions that ruin social gatherings or romantic relationships.

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