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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel verb kuh n-struhkt]
    • /wɛl verb kənˈstrʌkt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel verb kuh n-struhkt]
    • /wɛl verb kənˈstrʌkt/

Definitions of well-constructed word

  • verb with object well-constructed to build or form by putting together parts; frame; devise. 1
  • verb with object well-constructed Geometry. to draw (a figure) fulfilling certain given conditions. 1
  • noun well-constructed something constructed. 1
  • noun well-constructed an image, idea, or theory, especially a complex one formed from a number of simpler elements. 1
  • adjective well-constructed made or having been made to a high standard of workmanship and safety 0

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Origin of well-constructed

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
1400-50 for earlier past participle sense; 1655-65 for current senses; late Middle English < Latin constrūctus (past participle of construere to construe), equivalent to con- con- + strūc- (variant stem of struere to build) + -tus past participle suffix

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Parts of speech for Well-constructed


well-constructed popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 90% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

Synonyms for well-constructed

adj well-constructed

  • alive and kicking — If you say that someone or something is alive and kicking, you are emphasizing not only that they continue to survive, but also that they are very active.
  • in the pink — healthy, on good form

Antonyms for well-constructed

adjective well-constructed

  • distrusted — Simple past tense and past participle of distrust.

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