edifying

adjective ed·i·fy·ing \ ˈe-də-ˌfī-iŋ \

Definition of edifying

: instructive or informative in a way that improves the mind or character
  • an edifying discussion
  • Much of Mr. Kernan's scholarship is impressive, and many of this thoughts on the history of language and literature are quite edifying.
  • —Joe Queenan

edifyingly

adverb

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1526



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