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Definition of "edifying" []

  • That educates, informs, illuminates or instructs. (adjective)
  • That enlightens or uplifts. (adjective)
  • Present participle of edify. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "edifying" in a sentence
  • "As I have often noted of recent, the project of giving consideration to why certain manifestations of the sacred arts and architecture are particular edifying is an important exercise, especially for those of you in a position to commission these things, or who might be in the future."
  • "They are very nice examples of the gothic form, employing noble materials, good colour and detailing, and in edifying proportions."
  • "There are however circumstances, I argue, where the use of invective and insult, if not edifying, is at least justifiable."