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constructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development
"constructive criticism"; "a constructive attitude"; "a constructive philosophy"; "constructive permission"
emphasizing what is laudable or hopeful or to the good
helpful; promoting improvement; intended to help; as, constructive criticism; constructive suggestions. Contrasted with destructive.
Relating to construction.
Carefully considered and meant to be helpful.
Imputed by law; created to give legal effect to something for equitable reasons, as with constructive notice or a constructive trust.
Although the general English usage of the adjective constructive is "helping to develop or improve something; helpful to someone, instead of upsetting and negative," as in the phrase "constructive criticism," in legal writing constructive has a different meaning.
having ability to construct or form; employed in construction; as, to exhibit constructive power
derived from, or depending on, construction or interpretation; not directly expressed, but inferred
Etymology: [Cf. F. constructif.]
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.
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The numerical value of constructive in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of constructive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of constructive in a Sentence
I am sure that with cooperation and effort inside the country, and constructive engagement with the world, our economy can bloom and develop.
We know that the Syrian conflict, for example, can't be solved without Russia. But it must then come up with constructive offers in return.
The Dr. Oz Show, the observation that some of the topics discussed on the show may differ from popular opinion or various academic analyses affirms that we are furthering a constructive dialogue about health and wellness.
Right now we're trying to have a constructive conversation with everybody, in the end, though, this isn't up to the international community or others.
Small-donor energy was everywhere, people wanted to do something constructive with their frustration.
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