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synonyms for procrustean

  • ruthless
  • abundant
  • bountiful
  • extravagant
  • free
  • giving
  • hard
  • inexorable
  • liberal
  • munificent
  • openhanded
  • profuse
  • relentless
  • severe
  • ungrudging
  • unmerciful
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antonyms for procrustean

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  • gentle
  • merciful
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How to use procrustean in a sentence

Then by a Procrustean process he packs the complex and irregular facts into his scheme.
DOMESDAY BOOK AND BEYONDFREDERIC WILLIAM MAITLAND
We then proceed to apply the Procrustean bed principle with the very acme of sang froid.
THE VITALIZED SCHOOLFRANCIS B. PEARSON
Young limbs will not always adjust themselves to the Procrustean bed.
DOCTOR LUTTRELL'S FIRST PATIENTROSA NOUCHETTE CAREY
It is an error to suppose that beauty must be racked on a procrustean bed of formula.
THE GATE OF APPRECIATIONCARLETON NOYES
To him the judicial office was a Procrustean one of fitting each case to the legal bed, if necessary by a surgical operation.
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PHILOSOPHY OF LAWROSCOE POUND
To compel the age to conform to the measure of his own conceptions he often found procrustean methods necessary.
VONDEL'S LUCIFERJOOST VAN DEN VONDEL
It is revealed as the Procrustean bed which cramps us up until we ache inside.
NONSENSEORSHIPG. G. PUTNAM AND OTHERS
He was clad, as usual, in an immaculate gray frock-coat, and showed no trace of the Procrustean bed he sleeps in.
DIPLOMATIC DAYSEDITH O'SHAUGHNESSY
Manacled, bound down by the fiery bands of his malady, he writhed, as upon a Procrustean bed.
ALONEMARION HARLAND
On its Procrustean bed the stunted members of the race are racked; the giants are cut down.
THE JOYFUL HEARTROBERT HAVEN SCHAUFFLER
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PROCRUSTEAN

  • abundant
  • bountiful
  • extravagant
  • free
  • giving
  • hard
  • inexorable
  • liberal
  • munificent
  • openhanded
  • procrustean
  • profuse
  • relentless
  • ruthless
  • severe
  • ungrudging
  • unmerciful
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.