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constructive

adjective uk   /kənˈstrʌk.tɪv/ us  
C1 If advice, criticism, or actions are constructive, they are useful and intended to help or improve something: She criticized my writing, but in a way that was very constructive. If you don't have anything constructive to say, I'd rather you kept quiet.
constructively
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
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