unedifying

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

Definition of unedifying

: not morally uplifting or instructive : not edifying
  • … had imagined a possibility of framing an interesting, and perhaps not an unedifying, tale out of the incidents of the life of a doomed individual …
  • —Sir Walter Scott
  • It is possible to write an edifying biography about an unedifying life.
  • —Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

unedifyingly

adverb

First Known Use of unedifying

1641

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