Definitions for: Instructive

[adj] serving to instruct of enlighten or inform
[adj] tending to increase knowledge or dissipate ignorance; "an enlightening glimpse of government in action"

Webster (1913) Definition: In*struct"ive, a. [Cf. F. instructif.]
Conveying knowledge; serving to instruct or inform; as,
experience furnishes very instructive lessons. --Addison.

In various talk the instructive hours they past.
-- In*struct"ive*ly, adv. -- In*struct"ive*ness, n.

The pregnant instructiveness of the Scripture. --Boyle.

Synonyms: clarifying, demonstrative, didactic, didactical, doctrinaire, educational, educative, elucidative, enlightening, explanatory, expositive, expository, illustrative, informative, interpretative, interpretive, ostensive

Antonyms: unenlightening, uninformative, uninstructive

See Also: informatory

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