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ɪnˈstrʌk tɪvin·struc·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. instructive, informativeadjective

    serving to instruct or enlighten or inform


  1. instructivenoun

    A case in the Finnish language. It expresses the means or the instrument used to perform an action.

    Etymology: instruct + -ive

  2. instructiveadjective

    conveying knowledge, information or instruction.

    Well, that was an instructive lesson.

    Etymology: instruct + -ive

Webster Dictionary

  1. Instructiveadjective

    conveying knowledge; serving to instruct or inform; as, experience furnishes very instructive lessons

    Etymology: [Cf. F. instructif.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of instructive in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of instructive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of instructive in a Sentence

  1. Maria Zakharova:

    It seems to me that our American colleagues should now be somewhat distracted from the instructive tonality that they have been spreading over the years in relation to other countries, take a look in the mirror and then describe everything that they saw there in statements, like those they addressed to many countries of the world, we presume that, in carrying out measures to curb looting and other illegal actions, the authorities should not violate the rights of Americans to peaceful protest.

  2. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg:

    One cannot demand of a scholar that he show himself a scholar everywhere in society, but the whole tenor of his behavior must none the less betray the thinker, he must always be instructive, his way of judging a thing must even in the smallest matters be such that people can see what it will amount to when, quietly and self-collected, he puts this power to scholarly use.

  3. John Dewey:

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

  4. Robert Robins:

    When we started going out into the field and collecting them and actually finding them in breeding condition or as dominant males, theyre stunningly beautiful, i think thats what the amateur community was keying in on. Theyre the ones detecting life color, and that was really instructive in determining this was a different species.

  5. Mark Twain:

    I cannot keep from talking, even at the risk of being instructive.

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