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Definition of constructive adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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having a useful and helpful effect rather than being negative or with no purpose constructive criticism/suggestions/advice His work involved helping hyperactive children to use their energy in a constructive way. The government is encouraging all parties to play a constructive role in the reform process. compare destructive
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adverb Use your time constructively.
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