characterized by or causing diminution or curtailment
"their views of life were reductive and depreciatory" - R.H.Rovere
Of, pertaining to, or causing physical reduction.
Of or pertaining to reductionism or reductivism.
Of, pertaining to, or causing figurative reduction; belittling, disparaging, ridiculing.
tending to reduce; having the power or effect of reducing
a reductive agent
Origin: [Cf. F. rductif.]
The numerical value of reductive in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of reductive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We reject reductive reasoning and lazy rhetoric that says conflict between the U.S. and China is inevitable even as we've been tough with China where we disagree, this isn't a zero sum game.
It seems absurd to bring a bunch of beautifully dressed people into the gallery when we can bring in a bunch of nude people, we seem to forget the nude is really important to art history. The museum in itself is reductive -- we have the idea of the white cube but why have we then reduced the viewer through their clothing?
It magnifies and enacts the sort of reductive tropes and expectations we face in the real world, especially the real dating world, watching 'The Bachelor' means watching a more exaggerated version of the sexist landscape we navigate, but the exaggeration (and the remove of watching it on TV) makes it easier to observe, discuss, and critique.
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