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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Of or relating to a mythical giant or the mode of torture used by him.

Usage examples (32)
  • Obviously it cannot be made to fit the procrustean bed he has made.
  • But none of that changes the fact that Dynaweb is a procrustean bed.
  • Those are rather totalitarian or even procrustean words, if he actually said them.
  • “Of what, I did not know” is a stock procrustean device to fill out the stanza. for more
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