Definition of instructive
: carrying a lesson : enlightening
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
The case of a 2015 draft prospect, UC Santa Barbara’s Alan Williams, is instructive.
Judge had an instructive if seemingly unproductive late-season callup in 2016, but Bellinger had no major-league experience prior to late April.
Her takeaways are instructive and, for Republican leaders, challenging.
Yet Trump’s similarities with Jackson—and the wider forces marshaled by both men—are more instructive than the comparisons to Nixon’s obstruction of justice.
All of this can be instructive for people of color looking to turn back the tide of racism and violence spawned since the election of Donald Trump.
Looking forward, a lot of Clintonistas see instructive parallels and lessons that Trump and his staff could learn from their experience.
Homayoun said parents and teens are both aware that social media footprints have real consequences, but our conversations about them have been fear-based, rather than instructive.
For anyone concerned about the extremism in Washington, D.C. today, the past four years in North Carolina may be instructive.
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First Known Use of instructive
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
: helping to give knowledge or information an instructive book
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