: declared such by judicial construction or interpretation <constructive fraud>
: of or relating to construction or creation
: promoting improvement or development <constructive criticism>
— con·struc·tive·ly adverb
— con·struc·tive·ness noun
Examples of CONSTRUCTIVE
- I tried to offer constructive criticism.
- Your feedback was not very constructive.
- The program helps people recently released from prison figure out how they can play a constructive role in society.
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