Definition of Constructiveness

1. Noun. The quality of serving to build or improve.

Generic synonyms: Quality
Derivative terms: Constructive, Constructive
Antonyms: Destructiveness

Definition of Constructiveness

1. n. Tendency or ability to form or construct.

Definition of Constructiveness

1. Noun. The characteristic of being constructive. ¹

2. Noun. (''phrenology'') creativity, the capacity to invent. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Constructiveness

constructive breach
constructive criticism
constructive eviction
constructive evictions
constructive force
constructive fraud
constructive logic
constructive memories
constructive memory
constructive metabolism
constructive notice
constructive possession
constructive trust
constructive trusts
constructiveness (current term)
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Literary usage of Constructiveness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Heads and Faces, and how to Study Them: A Manual of Phrenology and by Nelson Sizer, Henry Shipman Drayton (1885)
"SMALL. ment with constructiveness, and by invention carries out new plans for the production of whatever he desires. The* printing-press and the art it ..."

2. A New System of Phrenology by John Shertzer Hittell (1857)
"constructiveness is required in making the plans of novels, dramas, ... Tune lies on the temple below constructiveness, reaching as far down as the outer ..."

3. Mental and Moral Science: A Compendium of Psychology and Ethics by Alexander Bain (1868)
"It passes above memory, as being an exercise of constructiveness, and falls below Imagination proper, as containing no exercise of originality or invention. ..."

4. A New System of Phrenology by James Stanley Grimes (1839)
"I know some persons who are excellent artists, with small constructiveness; and others who are miserable bunglers with this organ uncommonly developed. ..."

5. Socializing the Child: A Guide to the Teaching of History in the Primary Grades by Sarah Ann Dynes (1916)
"The child's self-activity in connection with the sand table makes a strong appeal to his instincts of expression, constructiveness, and sociability. ..."

6. The Works of Rufus Choate: With a Memoir of His Life by Rufus Choate, Samuel Gilman Brown (1862)
"... develop ment of wisdom, the wisdom of constructiveness which illas- trated the years after the war, and the framing and adopting of the Constitution ? ..."

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