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synonyms for edifying

  • illuminating
  • improving
  • inspiring
  • refining
  • uplifting
  • cultural
  • educational
  • educative
  • illuminative
  • instructional
  • instructive
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How to use edifying in a sentence

It is quite edifying to hear Mr. Slocum reading the village paper aloud, to his wife, after a hard day's work.
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This edifying ceremony could easily be seen from the square, as the windows are very near the ground, and were also open.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
The way in which they worked together was not edifying, nor calculated to impress the natives with a sense of dignity and power.
IRELAND UNDER THE TUDORS, VOL. II (OF 3)RICHARD BAGWELL
I am vastly complaisant, amuse myself in Routes and private parties and play shilling Whist with the most edifying resignation.
PRIVATE LETTERS OF EDWARD GIBBON (1753-1794) VOLUME 1 (OF 2)EDWARD GIBBON
Publish then, this good, this edifying and instructive little Piece for their sakes.
SAMUEL RICHARDSON'S INTRODUCTION TO PAMELASAMUEL RICHARDSON
His deportment at this solemn ceremony, as related by a church dignitary, was fully edifying.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
This is injurious to the child, betrays vanity in the parents, and is not very edifying to others.
CHARLES DURANTHE AUTHOR OF THE WALDOS
The insinuations and revelations made in the course of these lawsuits were anything but edifying.
FREDERICK CHOPIN AS A MAN AND MUSICIANFREDERICK NIECKS
These truculent ruffians (when they have thoroughly earned a thrashing) will often accept it with most edifying docility.
THE CRADLE OF MANKINDW.A. WIGRAM
In another moment there would have been presented the not very edifying sight of an encounter between teacher and pupil.
TOM FAIRFIELD'S SCHOOLDAYSALLEN CHAPMAN
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WORDS RELATED TO EDIFYING

  • edifying
  • educational
  • enlightening
  • intellectual
  • refining
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