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1. constructive

adjective. ['kənˈstrʌktɪv'] constructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development.

Synonyms

  • shaping
  • creative
  • positive
  • structural
  • rehabilitative
  • reconstructive
  • formative
  • inferential

Antonyms

  • destructive
  • negative
  • unimpressionable
  • inelastic

Etymology

  • -ive (English)
  • -if (Anglo-Norman)
  • construct (English)
  • construo (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Constructive

  • superconductive
  • photoconductive
  • nonproductive
  • unproductive
  • reproductive
  • obstructive
  • instructive
  • destructive
  • conductive
  • seductive
  • productive

How do you pronounce constructive?

Pronounce constructive as kənˈstrəktɪv.

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Example sentences of the word constructive


1. Adjective
This will allow you to get constructive criticism that will help your final paper be the best possible.

Quotes containing the word constructive


1. Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.
- Paul Hawken

2. I'm not 17 anymore. I still have some of the same sort of anger, but I have a sense of humor about it... a sense of being constructive with that anger.
- Dave Pirner

3. All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest - never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principles of equal partnership.
- Ann Landers

2. constructive-metabolic

adjective. of or relating to anabolism.

Synonyms

  • energy-storing

Antonyms

  • destructive-metabolic
  • katabolic

3. constructive

adjective. ['kənˈstrʌktɪv'] emphasizing what is laudable or hopeful or to the good.

Antonyms

  • negative

Etymology

  • -ive (English)
  • -if (Anglo-Norman)
  • construct (English)
  • construo (Latin)
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