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Instructive

Instructive Meaning & Definition
Instructive Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Instructive?

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

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

Related Terms | Find terms related to Instructive: admonitory | advisory | authoritative | autodidactic | binding | canonical | cautionary | coeducational | commanding | communicative | compelling | consultative | consultatory | cultural | decretal | decretive | decretory | dictated | dictating | didactic | directive | disciplinary | edifying | educating | educational | educative | enlightening | exhortative | exhortatory | expostulative | expostulatory | formulary | hard and fast | helpful | homiletic | hortative | hortatory | illuminating | imperative | informational | informative | informing | initiatory | introductory | jussive | lecturing | mandating | mandatory | monitorial | monitory | moralistic | moralizing | obligating | official | peremptory | preaching | preachy | preceptive | prescribed | prescript | prescriptive | propaedeutic | recommendatory | regulation | remonstrant | remonstrative | remonstratory | revealing | rubric | self-teaching | sententious | standard | statutory | teaching | tuitionary | warning

See Also | informatory

Instructive In Webster's Dictionary

\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. --Pope. -- {In*struct"ive*ly}, adv. -- {In*struct"ive*ness}, n. The pregnant instructiveness of the Scripture. --Boyle.

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