constructiveness


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

con·struc·tive

 (kən-strŭk′tĭv)
adj.
1. Serving to improve or advance; helpful: constructive criticism.
2. Of or relating to construction; structural.
3. Law Inferred, imputed, or presumed from circumstances: The judge ruled that the tenant was subjected to a constructive eviction because the landlord had turned off all the utilities.

con·struc′tive·ly adv.
con·struc′tive·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.constructiveness - the quality of serving to build or improve
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
destructiveness - the quality of causing destruction
References in classic literature ?
He's got no - no constructiveness, but that's the egg-meat of his plan, and you must understand that I'm in with it, an' so are you.
Haggerty called on the Philta Board to approach Khanna's visit "with a spirit of positivity and constructiveness in an effort to resolve this unhappy situation.
Hereafter, challenges in bilateral disputes have to be addressed with full awareness of the breadth and depth of Turkish-German relations and on the basis of mutual respect, constructiveness and sincerity.
Nevertheless, he expects constructiveness through support for Laws concerning all, be they from the Parliamentary majority or not.
The Greek Cypriots displayed no constructiveness whatsoever even on fundamental issues regarding the functioning of the partnership state whose establishment was being attempted on the Island.
In a statement, the ministry blamed the Greek Cypriot's side intransigence for the collapse of the talks in July because it "never discarded its unrealistic approach to the security and guarantees chapter" of zero troops and zero guarantees and for displaying "no constructiveness whatsoever even on fundamental issues regarding the functioning of the partnership state.
There are absence of policy coherence, constructiveness, management efficiency, and regional and global responsibility in practice.
He said that I hope you realize the profound role upon your shoulders to ignite the spirit of peace, prosperity and constructiveness.
An incomplete externalization of self-destruction, as well as of the constructiveness which we postulate we are born with, result in lack of development.
Following that the degree of constructiveness of shares started lessening.
The constructiveness of concurrences and dissents is evident from those which later courts have vindicated.