Definitions for procrusteanproʊˈkrʌs ti ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Pro•crus•te•anproʊˈkrʌs ti ən(adj.)

  1. pertaining to or suggestive of Procrustes.

    Category: Mythology

  2. (often l.c.) tending to produce conformity by violent or arbitrary means.

Origin of Procrustean:

1840–50

Wiktionary

  1. procrustean(Adjective)

    Producing or designed to produce strict conformity by ruthless or arbitrary means.

  2. procrustean(Adjective)

    Marked by arbitrary often ruthless disregard of individual differences or special circumstances.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Procrustean(adj)

    of or pertaining to Procrustes, or the mode of torture practiced by him; producing conformity by violent means; as, the Procrustean treatment; a Procrustean limit. See Procrustes

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