enlightening

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

enlightening \enlightening\ adjective

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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

enlightening

adjective

1: tending to increase knowledge or dissipate ignorance; "an enlightening glimpse of government in action"; "an illuminating lecture" [syn: {enlightening}, {informative}, {illuminating}] [ant: {unenlightening}, {unilluminating}]

2: enlightening or uplifting so as to encourage intellectual or moral improvement; "the paintings in the church served an edifying purpose even for those who could not read" [syn: {edifying}, {enlightening}] [ant: {unedifying}, {unenlightening}]


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