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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.

constructive

(kənˈstrʌktɪv)
adj
1. serving to build or improve; positive: constructive criticism.
2. (Law) law deduced by inference or construction; not expressed but inferred
3. (Law) law having a deemed legal effect: constructive notice.
4. another word for structural
conˈstructively adv
conˈstructiveness n

con•struc•tive

(kənˈstrʌk tɪv)

adj.
1. promoting further development or advancement; helping to improve (opposed to destructive): constructive criticism.
2. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of construction; structural.
3. deduced by inference or interpretation.
[1670–80; < Medieval Latin]
con•struc′tive•ly, adv.
con•struc′tive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.constructive - constructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development; "constructive criticism"; "a constructive attitude"; "a constructive philosophy"; "constructive permission"
positive - characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.; "a positive attitude"; "the reviews were all positive"; "a positive benefit"; "a positive demand"
destructive - causing destruction or much damage; "a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism"
2.constructive - emphasizing what is laudable or hopeful or to the good; "constructive criticism"
positive - characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.; "a positive attitude"; "the reviews were all positive"; "a positive benefit"; "a positive demand"

constructive

adjective helpful, positive, useful, practical, valuable, productive Both men described the talks as frank, friendly and constructive.
negative, useless, destructive, vain, worthless, futile, unproductive, unhelpful
Translations
بَنّاءمُفِيد
konstruktivní
konstruktiv
rakentava
konstruktivan
konstruktív
uppbyggjandi
建設的な
건설적인
konštruktívny
tvoren
konstruktiv
ที่เกี่ยวกับโครงสร้าง
mang tính xây dựng

constructive

[kənˈstrʌktɪv] ADJconstructivo

constructive

[kənˈstrʌktɪv] adj [discussion, comment, criticism] → constructif/ive; [approach] → constructif/ive

constructive

adjkonstruktiv; constructive stressEustress m

constructive

[kənˈstrʌktɪv] adjcostruttivo/a

construct

(kənˈstrakt) verb
to build; to put together. They are planning to construct a new supermarket near our house; Construct a sentence containing `although'.
conˈstruction (-ʃən) noun
1. (a way of) constructing or putting together. The bridge is still under construction.
2. something built. That construction won't last long.
conˈstructive (-tiv) adjective
helpful; having to do with making, not with destroying. Constructive criticism tells you both what is wrong and also what to do about it.
conˈstructively adverb
conˈstructor noun
a person who constructs. a constructor of bridges.
construction site
a building site.
construction worker
a builder.

constructive

مُفِيد konstruktivní konstruktiv konstruktiv εποικοδομητικός constructivo rakentava constructif konstruktivan costruttivo 建設的な 건설적인 constructief konstruktiv konstruktywny construtivo созидательный konstruktiv ที่เกี่ยวกับโครงสร้าง yapıcı mang tính xây dựng 建设性的
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Vail, who was usually the man of constructive imagination in emergencies, began in 1882 a series of actual experiments at Attleborough, Massachusetts, to find out exactly what could, and what could not, be done with wires that were buried in the earth.
This may serve as a specimen of the numerous handles which would be given to the doctrine of constructive powers, by the indulgence of an injudicious zeal for bills of rights.
Seldom in Adam's life had his face been so free from any cloud of anxiety as it was this morning; and this freedom from care, as is usual with constructive practical minds like his, made him all the more observant of the objects round him and all the more ready to gather suggestions from them towards his own favourite plans and ingenious contrivances.
The constructive or combining power, by which ingenuity is usually manifested, and to which the phrenologists (I believe erroneously) have assigned a separate organ, supposing it a primitive faculty, has been so frequently seen in those whose intellect bordered otherwise upon idiocy, as to have attracted general observation among writers on morals.
The constructive plan of Malicorne -- for we may well suppose that the combinations of a mind as active as his were not confined to the present, but extended to the future -- the constructive plan of Malicorne, we say, was this: -- To obtain entrance into the household of Madame Henrietta for a woman devoted to himself, who was intelligent, young, handsome, and intriguing; to learn, by means of this woman, all the feminine secrets of the young household, whilst he, Malicorne, and his friend Manicamp, should, between them, know all the male secrets of the young community.
Whatever constructive guiding intelligence there had been among the nations vanished in the passionate stresses of the time.
For a coloured man to work it out in the South, where, in its constructive period, he was necessarily misunderstood by his own people as well as by the whites, and where he had to adjust it at every step to the strained race relations--that is so very different and more difficult a thing that the man who did it put the country under lasting obligations to him.
Casaubon's studies, Will observed, had always been of too broad a kind for that, and he had perhaps never felt any such sudden effect, but for himself he confessed that Rome had given him quite a new sense of history as a whole: the fragments stimulated his imagination and made him constructive.
I am willing to admit that my turn of mind is critical rather than constructive and that I am not a ready convert to any new theory, especially when it happens to be so unusual and fantastic as this one.
He stood a while longer, gazing out over the lonely flat and visioning with constructive imagination the scene if the stampede did come.
He also becomes more dogmatic and constructive, passing beyond the range either of the political or the speculative ideas of the real Socrates.
Do not the constructive fingers of Watt, Fulton, Whittemore, Arkwright, predict the fusible, hard, and temperable texture of metals, the properties of stone, water, and wood?

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