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enlightening

adjective

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providing useful information or knowledge
  • an enlightening pamphlet about the major changes that consumers can expect from their cable and Internet service providers

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enlightening

verb
present participle of enlighten

Synonyms & Antonyms of enlightening (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to give information to
  • the lecturer at the planetarium enlightened us about the latest astronomical discoveries

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2 to provide (someone) with moral or spiritual understanding
  • many people around the world have been enlightened by the teachings of Gautama Buddha

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“Enlightening.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/enlightening. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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