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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


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

SamplesConstructive criticism.


Antonymsnegative, neutral

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