Procrustean

[ proh-kruhs-tee-uh n ]
/ proʊˈkrʌs ti ən /

adjective

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 1840–50; Procruste(s) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for procrustean

Procrustean
/ (prəʊˈkrʌstɪən) /

adjective

tending or designed to produce conformity by violent or ruthless methods
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