Examples of instructive in a Sentence
an interesting and instructive lesson
an instructive demonstration of the proper way to pack a suitcase so your clothes don't arrive in a mess
Recent Examples of instructive from the Web
As for the solution offered by the 25th Amendment, this week was also instructive.
How might that be instructive, to observe the eclipse in this context?
As Roy’s apparent plan to end his life took shape, Carter’s texts became instructive.
Hobijn says that the paper could also be instructive for countries and companies currently engaged in industrial espionage.
A public debate over privatization could be a healthy thing for Escondido, an instructive soul-searching.
In some searches, comparing the same trip on Norwegian and Level was instructive.
Snap Inc.’s experience with Facebook is instructive.
Japan has been stuck in a similar, though deeper, rut since the 1990s, so its example is instructive.
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First Known Use of instructive
Synonymseducational, educative, enlightening, illuminating, informational, informatory, instructional, informative
Antonymsunenlightening, unilluminating, uninformative, uninstructive
Related Wordscomprehensive, copious, detailed, full; communicatory, edifying, elucidative, explanatory; chatty, gossipy, newsy; availing, beneficial, constructive, helpful, profitable; practical, serviceable, usable (also useable), useful, worthwhile
Near Antonymsimpractical, unhelpful, unusable, useless
INSTRUCTIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of instructive for English Language Learners
: providing knowledge or information : helping to instruct someone
INSTRUCTIVE Defined for Kids
Definition of instructive for Students
- an instructive book
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