Synonyms and related words:
admonitory, advisory, authoritative, autodidactic, binding, canonical, cautionary, coeducational, commanding, communicative, compelling, consultative, consultatory, cultural, decretal, decretive, decretory, dictated, dictating, didactic, directive, disciplinary, edifying, educating, educational, educative, enlightening, exhortative, exhortatory, expostulative, expostulatory, formulary, hard and fast, helpful, homiletic, hortative, hortatory, illuminating, imperative, informational, informative, informing, initiatory, introductory, jussive, lecturing, mandating, mandatory, monitorial, monitory, moralistic, moralizing, obligating, official, peremptory, preaching, preachy, preceptive, prescribed, prescript, prescriptive, propaedeutic, recommendatory, regulation, remonstrant, remonstrative, remonstratory, revealing, rubric, self-teaching, sententious, standard, statutory, teaching, tuitionary, warning

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  • Instructive — In*struct ive, a. [Cf. F. instructif.] Conveying knowledge; serving to instruct or inform; as, experience furnishes very instructive lessons. Addison. [1913 Webster] In various talk the instructive hours they past. Pope. {In*struct ive*ly}, adv.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • instructive — index decretal, didactic, disciplinary (educational), informative, informatory, leading (guiding) …   Law dictionary

  • instructive — (adj.) 1610s, from INSTRUCT (Cf. instruct) + IVE (Cf. ive). Related: Instructively; instructiveness …   Etymology dictionary

  • instructive — [adj] informative educational, educative, enlightening, explanatory, helpful, illuminating, informational, instructional, useful; concept 267 …   New thesaurus

  • instructive — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ useful and informative. DERIVATIVES instructively adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • instructive — [in struk′tiv] adj. [ML instructivus] serving to instruct; giving knowledge or information instructively adv. instructiveness n …   English World dictionary

  • instructive — adj. instructive to + inf. (it will be instructive to analyze the results) * * * instructive to + inf. (it will be instructive to analyze the results) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • instructive — [[t]ɪnstrʌ̱ktɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft it v link ADJ to inf Something that is instructive gives useful information. It s instructive to compare his technique with Alan Bennett s. entertaining and instructive documentary …   English dictionary

  • instructive — ● instructif, instructive adjectif Qui instruit, qui est propre à informer : Livre instructif. ● instructif, instructive (synonymes) adjectif Qui instruit , qui est propre à informer Synonymes : culturel didactique …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • instructive — adj. VERBS ▪ be ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ highly, most …   Collocations dictionary

  • instructive — in|struc|tive [ınˈstrʌktıv] adj providing a lot of useful information ▪ Thank you, that was very instructive. ▪ an instructive comparison …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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