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Meaning of INSTRUCTIVE

Pronunciation:  in'struktiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  serving to instruct of enlighten or inform
  2. [adj]  tending to increase knowledge or dissipate ignorance; "an enlightening glimpse of government in action"
 

INSTRUCTIVE is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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.
                                               --Pope.
-- {In*struct"ive*ly}, adv. -- {In*struct"ive*ness}, n.

      The pregnant instructiveness of the Scripture. --Boyle.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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
 

 

 

 

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