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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. of or relating to the mythical giant Procrustes or the mode of torture practiced by him;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Procrustean \Pro*crus"te*an\, a. Of or pertaining to Procrustes, or the mode of torture practiced by him; producing conformity by violent means; as, the Procrustean treatment; a Procrustean limit. See Procrustes. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Procrustean adj 1: of or relating to the mythical giant Procrustes or the mode of torture practiced by him
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

34 Moby Thesaurus words for "procrustean": dour, firm, fundamentalist, hard, hidebound, impliable, inexorable, inflexible, iron, ironbound, ironclad, ironhanded, muscle-bound, obdurate, obstinate, orthodox, purist, puristic, puritan, puritanic, relentless, rigid, rigorist, rigoristic, rigorous, rockbound, stiff, straightlaced, straitlaced, stubborn, unbending, uncompromising, unrelenting, unyielding