Definitions for edifying

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. edifying, enlightening(adj)

    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"


  1. edifying(Adjective)

    That educates, informs, illuminates or instructs.

  2. edifying(Adjective)

    That enlightens or uplifts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Edifying

    of Edify

  2. Edifying(adj)

    instructing; improving; as, an edifying conversation


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