By a faculty of constructiveness, he may become a fair basket-maker.
He's got no—no constructiveness, but that's the egg-meat of his plan, and you must understand that I'm in with it, an' so are you.
I told you you were deficient in 'constructiveness,' and your story proves it.
constructiveness is an education which attains success but slowly.
And what a rare organ must constructiveness be, when even in its mockery it can yield such pleasure!
The music of Masonry would supply some hints for "constructiveness."
The habits of constructiveness may be developed in different sorts of media.
Third, to the lack of teaching; to the lack of all constructiveness.
A second line of development is in the direction of constructiveness.
At which period, probably, the organ of constructiveness was added to his anatomy, as a punishment for his transgression.
early 15c., "derived by interpretation," from Middle French constructif or from Medieval Latin constructivus, from Latin construct-, past participle stem of construere "to heap up" (see construction). Meaning "pertaining to construction" is from 1817; "having the quality of constructing" is from 1841. Related: Constructively. Constructive criticism is attested by 1841.