nondidactic

adjective

non·​di·​dac·​tic ˌnän-dī-ˈdak-tik How to pronounce nondidactic (audio)
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: not intended to teach or to convey instruction or information : not didactic
nondidactic writing

Examples of nondidactic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Also, she has been concerned about the environment for decades, but in a nondidactic way and with a great sense of humor. Amy Sutherland, BostonGlobe.com, 11 May 2023 Her goal is to articulate a nondidactic sort of care, one that defers to the humbling nature of human relation. New York Times, 2 Sep. 2021 Zhao’s film can boast critical raves, a political message that’s urgent yet nondidactic, a near-spotless run through the precursors, and, in Zhao herself, a history-making Best Director candidacy. Nate Jones, Vulture, 18 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nondidactic was in 1834

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“Nondidactic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nondidactic. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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