procrustean

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From Procrustes +‎ -an.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /pɹəʊˈkɹʌstɪən/

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procrustean (comparative more procrustean, superlative most procrustean)

  1. Enforcing strict conformity through disregard of individual differences or special circumstances. [from 17th c.]
    • 2011, Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature, Penguin 2012, p. 287:
      The concept of an Age of Nationalism is a bit procrustean.

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  1. ^ http://sesam.smart-lab.se/IG_Prgsak/Moten/Dok/8Hollnagel.PDF