Definitions for procrusteanproʊˈkrʌs ti ən

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  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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