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unconstructive

Line breaks: un|con¦struct|ive
Pronunciation: /ʌnkənˈstrʌktɪv
 
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Definition of unconstructive in English:

adjective

Not having a useful or beneficial purpose; negative: this approach was unconstructive as it gave no incentive to develop unconstructive advice
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  • The atmosphere is rancorous and unconstructive.
  • I think there is a real risk of a backlash of unconstructive farmer bashing if there is not a significant change in the way Governments deal with the funding of agricultural industries.
  • One of the things that made the protests so ugly and unconstructive was the gross exaggeration and the unwillingness of both sides to acknowledge the slightest nugget of merit to the other faction's position.

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