What does procrustean mean?

Definitions for procrusteanproʊˈkrʌs ti ən

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  1. procrustean(Adjective)

    Producing or designed to produce strict conformity by ruthless or arbitrary means.

  2. procrustean(Adjective)

    Marked by arbitrary often ruthless disregard of individual differences or special circumstances.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Procrustean(adj)

    of or pertaining to Procrustes, or the mode of torture practiced by him; producing conformity by violent means; as, the Procrustean treatment; a Procrustean limit. See Procrustes

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Procrustean

    prō-krus′tē-an, adj. violently making conformable to a standard—from Procrustes, a Greek robber, who stretched or cut a piece off the legs of his captives, so as to fit them to an iron bed.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of procrustean in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of procrustean in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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