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 (dī-dăk′tĭk) also di·dac·ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl)
1. Intended to instruct.
2. Morally instructive.
3. Inclined to teach or moralize excessively.

[Greek didaktikos, skillful in teaching, from didaktos, taught, from didaskein, didak-, to teach, educate.]

di·dac′ti·cal·ly adv.
di·dac′ti·cism (-tĭ-sĭz′əm) n.
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Adj.1.didactical - instructive (especially excessively)
instructive, informative - serving to instruct or enlighten or inform
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1. Teaching morality:
2. Inclined to teach or moralize excessively:
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