Definition of constructive
1 : declared such by judicial construction or interpretation constructive fraud
2 : of or relating to construction or creation
3 : promoting improvement or development constructive criticism
Examples of constructive in a sentence
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.
First Known Use of constructive
CONSTRUCTIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of constructive for English Language Learners
: helping to develop or improve something : helpful to someone instead of upsetting and negative
CONSTRUCTIVE Defined for Kids
Definition of constructive for Students
: helping to develop or improve something constructive criticism
Legal Definition of constructive
: created by a legal fiction: as a : inferred by a judicial construction or interpretation b : not actual but implied by operation of the law made a constructive entry when he refused to take the opportunity for a voluntary departure — Harvard Law Review — compare actual
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