constitutionally

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From constitutional +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /kɒnstɪˈtjuːʃən(ə)li/

Adverb[edit]

constitutionally (comparative more constitutionally, superlative most constitutionally)

  1. Pertaining to one's bodily constitution; physically, physiologically.
    • 1997, Edward M. Hallowell, When You Worry About the Child You Love (page 162)
      These children are constitutionally sad. Other children, like Luke, develop depressive feelings out of the blue or in response to some mild stressor.
    • 2009, Karen Armstrong, The Case for God, Vintage 2010, p. 246:
      The astonishing progress of science had made God quite irrelevant; it had caused human beings to focus so intently on the physical world that they would soon be constitutionally unable to take God seriously.
  2. In accordance with a political constitution.