What does constructive mean?

Definitions for constructivekənˈstrʌk tɪv

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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"


  1. Constructive(a.)

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

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


  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.]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chief Executive Matthias Mueller:

    We continue to be in constructive talks.

  2. Bernie Sanders:

    I thought it was a very positive and constructive meeting.

  3. Defense Minister Marise Payne:

    We always navigate in a very constructive way in the region.

  4. Scott Shelton:

    The products builds are overwhelming the constructive crude draw.

  5. John Kerry:

    Let me say that Russia has made constructive moves in the last days.

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