Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Adjective: constructive  kun'strúk-tiv
  1. Intending to improve or promote development; having a use
    "constructive criticism"; "a constructive attitude"; "a constructive philosophy"; "constructive permission"
     
  2. Emphasizing what is laudable, hopeful or to the good
    "constructive criticism"
     
  3. (law) inferred or interpreted rather than stated explicitly

See also: creative, formative, inferential, plastic, positive, reconstructive, rehabilitative, shaping, structural

Antonym: destructive

Encyclopedia: Constructive