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Definition of "proscriptive" [pro•scrip•tive]

  • Proscribing or prohibiting, for example as according to a norm or standard (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "proscriptive" in a sentence
  • "But there is an inescapable paradox in arguing about the legitimacy of argument itself: Hooker would doubtless have said that against the puritan appeal to timeless law any argument was bound to have the kind of shape that his exhibits – a 'proscriptive' style, denying the other's right to argue."
  • "My main point was simply that I find those kind of proscriptive statements limiting and a little self-serving, as they usually reflect the author’s own bias."
  • ""proscriptive" coaching had been consigned to the wheelie bin you needed to have faith in their capacity to be ingenuous and fluent with ball in hand."
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