[ proh-kruhs-tee-uhn ]
/ proʊˈkrʌs ti ən /
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pertaining to or suggestive of Procrustes.
(often lowercase) tending to produce conformity by violent or arbitrary means.
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Origin of Procrustean
First recorded in 1640–50; Procruste(s) + -an
Words nearby Procrustean
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How to use Procrustean in a sentence
Then by a Procrustean process he packs the complex and irregular facts into his scheme.Domesday Book and Beyond|Frederic William Maitland
We then proceed to apply the Procrustean bed principle with the very acme of sang froid.The Vitalized School|Francis B. Pearson
Young limbs will not always adjust themselves to the Procrustean bed.Doctor Luttrell's First Patient|Rosa Nouchette Carey
It is an error to suppose that beauty must be racked on a procrustean bed of formula.The Gate of Appreciation|Carleton Noyes
To him the judicial office was a Procrustean one of fitting each case to the legal bed, if necessary by a surgical operation.An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law|Roscoe Pound
British Dictionary definitions for Procrustean
/ (prəʊˈkrʌstɪən) /
tending or designed to produce conformity by violent or ruthless methods
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