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English adjective: constructive

1. constructive constructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development


SamplesConstructive criticism.
A constructive attitude.
A constructive philosophy.
Constructive permission.


Similarcreative, formative, formative, inferential, plastic, reconstructive, rehabilitative, shaping, structural


See alsopositive


Antonymsdestructive

2. constructive emphasizing what is laudable or hopeful or to the good


SamplesConstructive criticism.


Similarpositive


Antonymsnegative, neutral









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