Comparative vs Constructive - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between comparative and constructive

is that comparative is of or relating to comparison while constructive is relating to or causing construction.

As a noun comparative

is (grammar) a construction showing a relative quality, in english usually formed by adding more'' or appending ''-er'' for example, the comparative of ''green'' is ''greener''; of ''evil'', ''more evil .

comparative

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of or relating to comparison.
  • * Granvill
  • The comparative faculty.
  • Using comparison as a method of study, or founded on something using it.
  • comparative anatomy
  • Approximated by comparison; relative.
  • * Whewell
  • The recurrence of comparative warmth and cold.
  • * Bentley
  • The bubble, by reason of its comparative levity to the fluid that encloses it, would necessarily ascend to the top.
  • (obsolete) Comparable; bearing comparison.
  • * 1819 , Lord Byron, Don Juan , II.137:
  • And need he had of slumber yet, for none / Had suffered moreā€”his hardships were comparative / To those related in my grand-dad's Narrative .

    Derived terms

    * comparatively * * comparativeness * comparativism * comparativist * comparativistic

    Noun

    (wikipedia comparative) (en noun)
  • (grammar) A construction showing a relative quality, in English usually formed by adding more'' or appending ''-er''. For example, the comparative of ''green'' is ''greener''; of ''evil'', ''more evil .
  • (grammar) A word in the comparative form.
  • (obsolete) An equal; a rival; a compeer.
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • Gerard ever was / His full comparative .
  • (obsolete) One who makes comparisons; one who affects wit.
  • * .67:
  • Every beardless vain comparative .

    See also

    * contrastive

    References

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    constructive

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Relating to or causing construction.
  • Carefully considered and meant to be helpful.
  • (legal) Imputed by law; created to give legal effect to something for equitable reasons, as with constructive notice or a constructive trust.
  • Synonyms

    * (carefully considered and meant to be helpful) productive

    Antonyms

    * (relating to or causing construction) destructive * (carefully considered and meant to be helpful) destructive

    Derived terms

    * constructive criticism * constructive dismissal * constructive eviction * constructive notice * constructive logic * constructive trust * constructively * constructiveness * constructivism * deconstructive * inconstructive * unconstructive ----