edifying edifying  /ˈɛ də ˌfaɪ ɪŋ/


  • (adj) enlightening or uplifting so as to encourage intellectual or moral improvement


  1. Beyond that, there's the edifying display of people taking control of their own destinies by building beautiful, useful machines.
  2. Most edifying public-service programming: TrialThe City and County of Denver v.
  3. For all their edifying political ambitions, they are closer to doper comedies, with Spurlock as a Cheech, Bill or Harold searching for a Chong, Ted or Kumar.


  • Nabors' Governance Disaster Continues

    If I were Nabors I wouldn’t have been so damn quick to publish the voting results from last week’s annual meeting. They don’t make for particularly edifying reading.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Forbes


  1. HAVANA: Fidel Castro says he had an "agreeable and edifying" meeting with a top Russian Orthodox leader and that the churchman "is no enemy of socialism."
    on Oct 21, 2008 By: Fidel Castro Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. James Madison agreed: "A people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives. ...... What spectacle can be more edifying or more seasonable, than that of Liberty and Learning, each leaning on the other...
    on Dec 7, 2008 By: James Madison Source: Right Side News

  3. That "was not an edifying experience", said Clark.
    on Apr 28, 2007 By: Helen Clark Source: Stuff.co.nz

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