enlightening
enlightening enlightening adj. 1. enlightening so as to encourage intellectual or moral improvement.

Syn: edifying. [WordNet 1.5]

2. tending to increase knowledge or dissipate ignorance; as, an enlightening glimpse of government in action. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • enlightening — index advisory, demonstrative (illustrative), didactic, informative, informatory, interpretive Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • enlightening — adj. 1) thoroughly enlightening 2) enlightening to + inf. (it was enlightening to read the old newspaper accounts of the incident) * * * thoroughly enlightening enlightening to + inf. (it was enlightening to read the old newspaper accounts of the …   Combinatory dictionary

  • enlightening — adjective 1. tending to increase knowledge or dissipate ignorance an enlightening glimpse of government in action an illuminating lecture • Syn: ↑informative, ↑illuminating • Ant: ↑unenlightening …   Useful english dictionary

  • enlightening — Synonyms and related words: advisory, allegorizing, annotative, autodidactic, brightening, broadening, clarifying, coeducational, communicative, critical, cultural, demonstrative, demythologizing, didactic, disabusing, disciplinary, disenchanting …   Moby Thesaurus

  • enlightening — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Promoting culture: civilizing, cultural, edifying, humanizing, refining. See CULTURE. 2. Serving to educate or inform: edifying, educational, educative, illuminative, informative, instructional, instructive.… …   English dictionary for students

  • enlightening — en light·en·ing || nɪŋ adj. tending to increase knowledge or dissipate ignorance en·light·en || ɪn laɪtn v. instruct, provide with intellectual or spiritual understanding …   English contemporary dictionary

  • enlightening — See: enlighten …   English dictionary

  • Liberty Enlightening the World — Statue de la Liberté Monument national de la statue de la Liberté Catégorie III de la CMAP (Monument naturel) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Liberty Enlightening the World — Statue of Liberty in New York Bay …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

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