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constructive

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adjective con·struc·tive \kən-ˈstrək-tiv\

Simple Definition of constructive

  • : helping to develop or improve something : helpful to someone instead of upsetting and negative

Full Definition of constructive

  1. 1 :  declared such by judicial construction or interpretation <constructive fraud>

  2. 2 :  of or relating to construction or creation

  3. 3 :  promoting improvement or development <constructive criticism>

con·struc·tive·ly adverb
con·struc·tive·ness noun

Examples of constructive

  1. I tried to offer constructive criticism.

  2. Your feedback was not very constructive.

  3. The program helps people recently released from prison figure out how they can play a constructive role in society.



Circa 1680

First Known Use of constructive

circa 1680


CONSTRUCTIVE Defined for Kids

constructive

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adjective con·struc·tive \kən-ˈstrək-tiv\

Definition of constructive

  1. :  helping to develop or improve something <constructive criticism>

con·struc·tive·ly adverb




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