- of or like Procrustes or his actions
- designed or acting to secure conformity at any cost; drastic or ruthless
Producing or designed to produce strict conformity by ruthless or arbitrary means.
Origin of ProcrusteanAfter Procrustes , a mythical Greek giant who stretched or shortened captives to make them fit his beds from Latin Procrustēs from Greek Prokroustēs from prokrouein hammer out, to stretch out pro- forth ; see pro- 2. krouein to beat
(comparative more procrustean, superlative most procrustean)
From Procrustes +"Ž -an.