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didactic

di·dac·tic

didactic

 
 
pronunciation:
daI daek tihk
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: intended to educate or instruct, esp. in moral values.
Many folk tales were frightening to children, and yet they had a didactic purpose.
antonyms:
undidactic
similar words:
educational, prescriptive
definition 2: showing or having a tendency to teach, preach, or moralize.
synonyms:
preachy
antonyms:
undidactic
similar words:
dogmatic, prescriptive
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derivations: didactically (adv.), didacticism (n.)