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
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Looking at the kinds of storage that already exist is instructive in helping us see where storage is going to go, too.
To understand how Catalan people see themselves as distinct, a word from their language is instructive: seny.
Next week’s game against Michigan will be instructive.
Carafano points to Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord and his handling of the Iran deal as instructive.
As Washington begins to debate tax reform in earnest, states can provide instructive policy lessons for better and sometimes worse—see the fiscal crack-ups in Connecticut and Illinois.
However, for conservation biologists working to avoid disrupting the balance between humans and their natural surroundings, there are some instructive parallels.
Even comparing lab tests of liver function might not be instructive because Shock Trauma patients’ numbers haven’t always reflected the overall patient improvement the doctors’ observed, Hanish said.
After signing autographs on chess score sheets and chess boards, Acers delivered an impassioned, instructive lecture.
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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
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