constructive

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French constructif.

Morphologically construct +‎ -ive.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

constructive (comparative more constructive, superlative most constructive)

  1. Relating to or causing construction.
  2. Carefully considered and meant to be helpful.
  3. (law) Imputed by law; created to give legal effect to something for equitable reasons, as with constructive notice or a constructive trust.
  4. Not direct or expressed, but inferred.

SynonymsEdit

  • (carefully considered and meant to be helpful): productive

AntonymsEdit

  • (relating to or causing construction): destructive
  • (carefully considered and meant to be helpful): destructive

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit


FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

constructive

  1. feminine singular of constructif