Definition of Procrustean

1. Adjective. Of or relating to the mythical giant Procrustes or the mode of torture practiced by him.

Partainyms: Procrustes



Definition of Procrustean

1. a. Of or pertaining to Procrustes, or the mode of torture practiced by him; producing conformity by violent means; as, the Procrustean treatment; a Procrustean limit. See Procrustes.

Definition of Procrustean

1. Adjective. Producing or designed to produce strict conformity by ruthless or arbitrary means. ¹

2. Adjective. Marked by arbitrary often ruthless disregard of individual differences or special circumstances. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Procrustean

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Procrustean

procrastinator
procrastinators
procrastinatory
procreant
procreants
procreate
procreated
procreates
procreating
procreations
procreative
procreativeness
procreator
procreators
procrustean (current term)
procrustean bed
procrustean beds
procrusteanize
procrusteanized
procrusteanizes
procrusteanizing
procryptic
procs
proctal
proctalgia
proctectomy
proctitides
proctitis
proctitises

Literary usage of Procrustean

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1. Studies in Reading by James William Searson, George Ellsworth Martin (1912)
"THE procrustean BED HP HE following selection is a part of the story of the ... THE procrustean BED As Theseus was skirting the valley along the foot of a ..."

2. A History of Presbyterianism in New England: Its Introduction, Growth, Decay by Alexander Blaikie (1881)
"... was not only limited, but ungenial, under the procrustean domination of another species of ecclesiasticism ..."

3. The Celtic Church in Ireland: The Story of Ireland and Irish Christianity by James Heron (1898)
"... CHAPTER X procrustean METHODS OF TREATING EARLY J IRISH CHURCH ORGANISATION. i J THE facts which I have been recounting with regard to the constitution ..."

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