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didactic | didactically

designed or intended to teach
  • How to Memorize
    • didactic - educational
  • Analysis

    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.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsinstructive, enlightening, moralistic,
  • Example(s)
    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.