unenlightening


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unenlightening

(ˌʌnɪnˈlaɪtənɪŋ)
adj
not enlightening; not clarifying
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unenlightening - failing to inform or clarify; "an unenlightening comment"
enlightening, illuminating, informative - tending to increase knowledge or dissipate ignorance; "an enlightening glimpse of government in action"; "an illuminating lecture"
2.unenlightening - not edifying
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Diamond adapts these techniques for national use, explores some case studies in which countries faced crises, and effectively grades each country on how well it applied the techniques--the last of which is an unenlightening exercise, rarely providing insights the reader didn't already pick up from the case study itself.
Particularly unenlightening on this score is the Court's 1984 ruling in Abel.
Arsenault has essentially written two books: an unenlightening rehash of a very good tennis career, and an insightful narrative of the evolution of a remarkable human being." MICHAEL GRUNWALD
With the dreary, and more often than not, unenlightening phrase 'who benefits?', people claim to be able to see the schemes behind the most mundane happenings.
Conservatives have been consumed by English nationalism and the politics of identity: the economic consequences of policy are secondary to "taking back control", a slogan increasingly proving as undeliverable as it is unenlightening.
It took WWS three weeks to realise there had been a mistake, at which stage it notified the LME, which then issued its unenlightening notice.
The provision somewhat tersely states, "Whoever actively induces infringement of a patent shall be liable as an infringer." (4) Given this general, unenlightening language, the courts have been left to determine the contours of this provision, and the Supreme Court has been paying attention.
The ongoing debates in both countries have often been unenlightening. For example, hardliners in Iran critical of the deal complain that the agreement makes clear that nuclear inspectors will be able to go onto military bases to look for violations.
Clause's unenlightening text was shaped, unrecorded, behind