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.

  2. Origin: [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

  2. Constructive(adj)

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

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. constructif.]

How to pronounce constructive?

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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. Chief Executive Matthias Mueller:

    We continue to be in constructive talks.

  2. H.W. Mann:

    Constructive or destructive, the choice is ours

  3. Marco Tulio:

    We came here with a constructive spirit to seek a deal.

  4. Bernie Sanders:

    I thought it was a very positive and constructive meeting.

  5. Carlos Pascual:

    I can't see how the outcomes are going to be constructive.

Images & Illustrations of constructive

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