didactic didactic  /daɪ ˈdæk tɪk/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) instructive (especially excessively)

Usage(s):

  1. The writer was praised for transforming the heavy and didactic material into such an easily understandable format.
  2. The book is didactic, even informative at times, but never persuasive.
  3. We nodded off as the presenter went through her didactic and opaque explanation of the obscure verse.

News

  • Four short links: 13 June 2013

    The Unengageables (Dan Meyer) — They signed their “didactic contract” years and years ago. They signed it. Their math teachers signed it. The agreement says that the teacher comes into class, tells them what they’re going to learn, and shows …
    on June 13, 2013     Source: O'Reilly Media

Quotes

  1. But, Jackman adds, "Baz said if we made a very didactic and earnest story about the Stolen Generations, we'll have about three people watching the movie."
    on Nov 26, 2008 By: Hugh Jackman Source: The Envelope

  2. "Dona Flor's life looks terrible," Janet Maslin wrote in The Times in 1978, "yet this is not a didactic film or even a particularly satirical one, so there's little to be learned from her plight."
    on Dec 29, 2008 By: Janet Maslin Source: New York Times

  3. "This film isn't didactic on the issue (of mixed-race relationships), but that issue is at the centre of it," Luhrmann says. "It's a big, sweeping, romantic, comedy adventure with a very indigenous heart and with resonances of things I wanted...
    on Nov 1, 2008 By: Baz Luhrmann Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

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