What does constructive mean?

Definitions for constructive
kənˈstrʌk tɪvcon·struc·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. constructive(adj)

    constructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development

    "constructive criticism"; "a constructive attitude"; "a constructive philosophy"; "constructive permission"

  2. constructive(adj)

    emphasizing what is laudable or hopeful or to the good

    "constructive criticism"

GCIDE

  1. Constructive(a.)

    helpful; promoting improvement; intended to help; as, constructive criticism; constructive suggestions. Contrasted with destructive.

    Etymology: [Cf. F. constructif.]

Wiktionary

  1. constructive(Adjective)

    Relating to construction.

  2. constructive(Adjective)

    Carefully considered and meant to be helpful.

  3. constructive(Adjective)

    Imputed by law; created to give legal effect to something for equitable reasons, as with constructive notice or a constructive trust.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Constructive(adj)

    having ability to construct or form; employed in construction; as, to exhibit constructive power

    Etymology: [Cf. F. constructif.]

  2. Constructive(adj)

    derived from, or depending on, construction or interpretation; not directly expressed, but inferred

    Etymology: [Cf. F. constructif.]

Editors Contribution

  1. constructive

    Accurate, specific and responsible feedback to enable accurate solidarity, cohesion, improvement, stability, unity and teamwork.

    Constructive feedback is always welcomed when it's given with love, empathy and understanding.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 22, 2020  

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How to say constructive in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of constructive in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of constructive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of constructive in a Sentence

  1. Chairman Francois Carrard:

    I have no feeling of any fight at all; the members of the committee have, without exception, discussed every area in the most open and constructive way, we had some fabulous input, very independent; there was no particular comment as to Mr Scala's presentation, which was excellent.

  2. Bernie Sanders:

    I thought it was a very positive and constructive meeting.

  3. Hovik Abrahamyan:

    Such behavior (protesting) won't lead to success, i call on the activists to get back to constructive (dialogue).

  4. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi:

    I have got a strong sense that Pakistan takes very seriously the issue of Afghanistan and it has a strong will to take a constructive part in the resolution of this matter.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    Anyone can give any number of advice often nice with the word ‘YOU’ in own voice; but he who is truly different, positive and wise always shows a constructive action on his words to unearth lies.

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