I read this sentence in a book named "Word Power Made Easy":

It is only the few who are so constituted that lack of learning becomes a nuisance.

I am not able to figure out which context the verb "constitute" has been used in here.


In this context, "constitute" has the meaning od "built", "designed".

It is only the few who's minds are made in such way that the lack of learning becomes a nuisance.

  • Yes. It's a very old-fashioned use. It survives more as the noun: one of the meanings of constitution is "a person's general standard of health, especially as it affects their resilience". – Colin Fine May 18 at 13:31

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