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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishconstructivecon‧struc‧tive /kənˈstrʌktɪv/ ●○○ AWL adjective  USEFULuseful and helpful, or likely to produce good results The meeting was very constructive. We welcome any constructive criticism.constructively adverb
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constructiveAt other times, of course, they can be encouraging and constructive.Tribal leaders said they had "a very constructive conversation with the president" about the political situation in Rwanda.Such were the ideas that became the motivating and constructive force in framing our ritual.Potential managers should also engage in constructive introspection.Cizek's method of criticism is constructive, never destructive.What we are looking for is what I call constructive no-men.A spirit of cooperation is the key to a constructive partnership between the media and the public.However, an attempt must be made to make constructive suggestions, even if there are glaring contradictions.Is not it time that he built the economy in a constructive way rather than just waffling about it?constructive criticismI hope Dee takes it as constructive criticism.It's no use being offended by constructive criticisms.Mr Kinnock will want Mr Prescott's national executive support - and may sometimes even need his constructive criticism.Never a word of constructive criticism.To express constructive criticism and voice well researched concerns is of course healthy and legitimate.Clearly, though, the best way to improve your presentation skills is through practice and constructive criticism, hardly new concepts.Serving officers who attempt constructive criticism of the police, risk being labelled traitors and put their promotion prospects in jeopardy.Once the purely factual purpose of the system becomes assimilated, resistance to, and fear of, constructive criticism should weaken.
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