1. instructive

adjective. ['ˌɪnˈstrʌktɪv'] serving to instruct or enlighten or inform.


  • educational
  • interpretative
  • doctrinaire
  • didactical
  • expository
  • expositive
  • informative
  • ostensive
  • interpretive
  • clarifying
  • educative
  • explanatory
  • elucidative
  • illustrative
  • preachy
  • didactic
  • demonstrative


  • uninformative
  • nonpartisan
  • unenlightening
  • genuine

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Words that Rhyme with Instructive

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Example sentences of the word instructive

1. Noun, singular or mass
Use clear language that is in the active voice and instructive so that the meaning can not be misunderstood.

2. Adjective
Explosions are not only very cool, they are very instructive as well.

Quotes containing the word instructive

1. Growing up, in church we had the homily; at home it's what I call the 'momily' - the inspirational and instructive mom-isms that every family has.
- Christine Pelosi

2. Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.
- John Dewey

3. All situations in which the interrelationships between extremes are involved are the most interesting and instructive.
- Wilhelm von Humboldt, The Limits of State Action