(especially of a framework or system) enforcing uniformity or conformity without regard to natural variation or individuality.
‘a fixed Procrustean rule’
‘I’ll be picky till my fingers bleed if it succeeds even in splintering the boards of the Procrustean bed our culture puts most women in.’
‘Not so very different, after all, from the fundamentalists back home who are forever devising Procrustean means to arrive at unitary cultural identities.’
‘In fact, those very establishments and many more like them make up the enormous retail Procrustean bed we are so often made to lie in when we set out in search of food, clothing, equipment, diversion or just about anything.’
‘Yet the ancient paradigm of an empire was created east and west by peoples with a naively ethnocentric, Procrustean picture of the global community.’
‘Couto’s book originates in the need to explain an identity that eludes the Procrustean dogmas of language, region, even religion.’
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