Definition of constructive
- constructive fraud
- constructive criticism
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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: helping to develop or improve something : helpful to someone instead of upsetting and negative
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