- adj.VERBS▪ be, become, proveADVERB▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc.▪ highly▪
a highly disruptive group of students▪ potentially▪
potentially disruptive elements in society▪ sociallyPREPOSITION▪ to▪
Long working hours are very disruptive to home life.
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disruptive — UK US /dɪsˈrʌptɪv/ adjective ► causing trouble and therefore stopping something from continuing as usual: »An absence of disruptive interpersonal issues makes for a healthier workspace. »The start up has always been a disruptive force in the… … Financial and business terms
Disruptive — Dis*rupt ive, a. Causing, or tending to cause, disruption; caused by disruption; breaking through; bursting; as, the disruptive discharge of an electrical battery. Nichol. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
disruptive — index offensive (taking the initiative) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
disruptive — 1862 (in electricity sense from 1842); see DISRUPT (Cf. disrupt) + IVE (Cf. ive). Related: Disruptively; disruptiveness … Etymology dictionary
disruptive — [adj] causing trouble, confusion disorderly, distracting, disturbing, obstreperous, off base*, out of line*, out of order*, rowdy, troublemaking, troublesome, unruly, unsettling, upsetting; concepts 401,537 Ant. calming, disciplined, settling,… … New thesaurus
disruptive — [disrup′tiv, dis′rup′tiv] adj. 1. causing disruption 2. produced by disruption disruptively adv … English World dictionary
disruptive — ● disruptif, disruptive adjectif (latin disruptum, de disrumpere, rompre) Se dit de la décharge électrique qui éclate avec étincelle. ● disruptif, disruptive (expressions) adjectif (latin disruptum, de disrumpere, rompre) Claquage disruptif,… … Encyclopédie Universelle
disruptive — dis|rup|tive [dısˈrʌptıv] adj causing problems and preventing something from continuing in its usual way disruptive to ▪ Night work can be very disruptive to home life. ▪ Mike s parents thought I was a disruptive influence (=a person who causes… … Dictionary of contemporary English
disruptive — [[t]dɪsrʌ̱ptɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED To be disruptive means to prevent something from continuing or operating in a normal way. Alcohol can produce violent, disruptive behavior... The process of implementing these changes can be very disruptive to a… … English dictionary
disruptive — adjective disruptive behaviour prevents something from continuing in its usual way and causes trouble: a child who was disruptive in class disruptively adverb … Longman dictionary of contemporary English