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Procrustean 601 Words You Need to Know

Procrustean 601 Words You Need to Know

/prəʊˈkrʌstɪən/ (adj)

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establishing and enforcing conformity under any circumstances while overlooking any variation or individuality, obedience, consistency, compliance, convergence, submission


In Greek mythology, Procrustes, “the stretcher [who hammers out the metal]”), was a rogue smith and bandit from Attica who attacked people by stretching them or cutting off their legs, so as to force them to fit the size of an iron bed.

The word “Procrustean” is thus used to describe situations where an arbitrary standard is used to measure success, while completely disregarding obvious harm that results from the effort.



divergence, individuality, inconsistency

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