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Meaning of ENLIGHTENING

Pronunciation:  enl'Ituning

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  highly enlightening; making understandable or clarifying; "an illuminating lecture"; "illuminating pieces of information"
  2. [adj]  enlightening or uplifting so as to encourage intellectual or moral improvement; "the paintings in the church served an edifying purpose even for those who could not read"
  3. [adj]  tending to increase knowledge or dissipate ignorance; "an enlightening glimpse of government in action"
 

ENLIGHTENING is a 12 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: edifying, illuminating, informative, instructive
 
 Antonyms: unedifying, unenlightening, unilluminating, uninformative, uninstructive
 

 

 

Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: advisory, allegorizing, annotative, autodidactic, brightening, broadening, clarifying, coeducational, communicative, critical, cultural, demonstrative, demythologizing, didactic, disabusing, disciplinary, disenchanting, disillusionary, disillusioning, disillusive, edifying, editorial, educating, educational, educative, elucidative, euhemeristic, exegetic, exemplificative, exhortatory, explaining, explanatory, explicative, explicatory, expositive, expository, glossarial, homiletic, hortatory, illuminant, illuminating, illuminative, illumining, illustrative, informational, informative, informing, initiatory, instructive, introductory, lecturing, lightening, lighting, monitory, preaching, preceptive, propaedeutic, rationalistic, rationalizing, scholiastic, self-teaching, teaching, tuitionary, undeceiving
 

 

 

 

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