- construction loan,
- construction paper,
- constructional homonymity,
- constructive dismissal,
- constructive interference,
Origin of constructive
Examples from the Web for constructively
If I can identify these things, and learn how to deal with them constructively, my recovery will progress.Jennie Ketcham Interview: Recovering From Sex Addiction|Rachel Kramer Bussel|July 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It is as yet too soon to constructively formulate such measures.State of the Union Addresses of Herbert Hoover|Herbert Hoover
To move in one direction, is constructively to undertake for all.Narrative And Miscellaneous Papers|Thomas De Quincey
Perhaps we constructively break the command to rest, because the resting we do is in most cases only a name, and not a fact.A Tramp Abroad, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
No sooner was his back turned than, by a very convenient figure of thought, he was considered to be constructively absent.
The subjective can be only understood and judged subjectively, that is, constructively.Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology|C. G. Jung
early 15c., "derived by interpretation," from Middle French constructif or from Medieval Latin constructivus, from Latin construct-, past participle stem of construere "to heap up" (see construction). Meaning "pertaining to construction" is from 1817; "having the quality of constructing" is from 1841. Related: Constructively. Constructive criticism is attested by 1841.