Adjective "instructive" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Useful and informative.
  1. 'For these assertions are instructive just because they reveal some of the less obvious effects of a denial of human rights.'
  2. 'As for the seats themselves, it's instructive to read the Royal Commission report.'
  3. 'That would give other failed institutions an encouraging and instructive example.'
  4. 'Simkin's hand as an editor is present in helpful and instructive ways in this collection.'
  5. 'Here they are stifled by large pictures of lesser quality, although the juxtapositions are instructive.'
  6. 'This favourable environment has produced a usefully instructive specimen of the democratic species.'
  7. 'It is instructive to compare the operation of the essentially similar institutions in Sweden and Denmark.'
  8. 'The extend thanks to the organisers for a very instructive and enjoyable day.'
  9. 'It is instructive to compare ball speeds and distances in cricket and hockey.'
  10. 'It is instructive to compare Dawson's version of a song with that of a more highly regarded singer.'


1. serving to instruct or inform; conveying instruction, knowledge, or information; enlightening.

2. Grammar. noting a case, as in Finnish, whose distinctive function is to indicate means by which.

More examples(as adjective)

"studies can be instructive in fields."

"studies can be instructive for businesses."

"people can be instructive in things."

"issues can be instructive about casts."

"experiences can be instructive in senses."

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