didactic | didactically

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GRE

high

Banks

high

Civil Services

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Meaning(s)

designed or intended to teach

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didactic - educational

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Something ‘didactic’ is intended to teach or instruct. The term was once used in an exclusively neutral manner but has since developed a negative connotation, being associated with a fixed and overly instructive, moralistic, and dull way of teaching or explaining something.

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Synonyms instructive,enlightening,moralistic
Antonyms uninformative

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  1. The book I’m reading is didactic. There is a clear moral lesson being presented.

  2. Mary takes a didactic approach to teaching. There is very little class participation in her lessons.

  3. I don’t intend to instruct didactically. I prefer trainees to learn through trial and error.

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