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Synonyms for constructive
kənˈstrʌk tɪvcon·struc·tive

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  1. constructiveadjective

    constructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development

    "constructive criticism"; "a constructive attitude"; "a constructive philosophy"; "constructive permission"

    annihilating, devastating, cataclysmal, mordant, cataclysmic, vitriolic, blasting, damaging, erosive, annihilative, ruinous, soul-destroying, iconoclastic, corrosive, negative, crushing, withering, ravaging, wasteful, destructive, neutral, caustic

  2. constructiveadjective

    emphasizing what is laudable or hopeful or to the good

    "constructive criticism"

    vitriolic, ruinous, negative, destructive, ravaging, caustic, wasteful, damaging, devastating, soul-destroying, neutral, erosive, annihilative, cataclysmal, blasting, withering, cataclysmic, mordant, crushing, corrosive, annihilating, iconoclastic

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  1. Nick Xenophon:

    We want the parliament to work. We want it to be constructive. We want to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. So, for those that want to cause maximum mayhem in the parliament we won't be part of that.

  2. Cory Booker:

    Its about a culture that sees a problem with a kid wearing a hoodie in the first place. Our nominee needs to have the language to talk about race in a far more constructive way.

  3. Erin Hill:

    Small-donor energy was everywhere, people wanted to do something constructive with their frustration.

  4. John Kerry:

    Let me say that Russia has made constructive moves in the last days, there are some indications that whether it is line of control negotiations, or calm that is in place in a number of places, the withdrawal of certain people ... there are signs of constructive choices. That can only be helpful.

  5. Kim Java last year:

    Constructive criticism is how companies and people get better.

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