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ed·i·fy

 (ĕd′ə-fī′)
tr.v. ed·i·fied, ed·i·fy·ing, ed·i·fies
To instruct especially so as to encourage intellectual, moral, or spiritual improvement.

[Middle English edifien, from Old French edifier, from Late Latin aedificāre, to instruct spiritually, from Latin, to build; see edifice.]

ed′i·fi′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.edifying - enlightening or uplifting so as to encourage intellectual or moral improvement; "the paintings in the church served an edifying purpose even for those who could not read"
unedifying, unenlightening - not edifying

edifying

adjective instructive, improving, inspiring, elevating, enlightening, uplifting, instructional the reading of edifying literature

edifying

adjective
Translations
تَنْويري، تَثْقيفي
berigende
povznášajúci
aydınlatıcıöğretici

edifying

[ˈedɪfaɪɪŋ] ADJedificante

edifying

[ˈɛdɪfaɪɪŋ] adjédifiant(e)

edifying

adjerbaulich; this is not a very edifying spectacledas ist kein besonders erbaulicher Anblick

edifying

[ˈɛdɪˌfaɪɪŋ] adjedificante

edify

(ˈedifai) verb
to improve the mind or morals of.
ˌedifiˈcation noun
I told you that piece of news for your edification.
ˈedifying adjective
instructive; morally improving. an edifying lecture.
References in classic literature ?
Then he ought to have died and swung edifyingly, but instead a more terrible thing happened; his head came right off, and down the body went spinning to the sea, feeble, grotesque, fantastic, with the head racing it in its fall.
As he edifyingly tells us, the term "Afrocentrism" was coined by The New York Times in 1991 championed by those opposed to the concept of "Afrocentricity.
It is one thing to talk edifyingly about actuality, to swear to the reader that something would be the actual actuality, or to give attentive phenomenological descriptions of it; and it is another thing to catch up with actuality within logic.
If they're not doing their bit to support the troops by buying Eggs for Soldiers or Bravo2Burgers (courtesy of Noble Foods and Red Lion Foods respectively), they're actively looking out for products that sport Union flags - or rather less edifyingly, baying for Rupert Murdoch's blood (who could miss the whiff of jingoism in the campaign to scupper the Australian mogul's bid for BSkyB?