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  • adj. Not didactic.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ didactic

Examples

  • Ms. Raine's research shows in the undidactic way she makes the audience understand the arguments: Is "signing" a language itself, not simply an inadequate version of English, though it is unable to express conditionals (such as "if" and "would")?

    Raine's Tribal Instinct Breaks Down the Language Barriers

  • California Dreamin' is more than just a story of cultural miscommunication, though it is certainly that, and its last half hour is one of the most complex and undidactic representations of such miscommunication that I've encountered in a film.

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  • He wanted his informal history of the Great Books movement in America, "A Great Idea at the Time," to be "brief, engaging, and undidactic ... as different from the ponderous and forbidding Great Books as it could possibly be" -- and so it is.

    Learning for Everyone

  • Great literature of the past two centuries has sentimentalized politics, crime, nature, and madness, but seldom the family, and the wrenching incompatibility of a woman's professional or artistic expression with her familial commitments has made its way into the most undidactic of literary minds.

    Leave Them and Love Them

  • So you see this popular art of light and shade, catching you by your mere thirst of sensation, is not only undidactic, but the reverse of didactic -- deceptive and illusory.

    Ariadne Florentina Six Lectures on Wood and Metal Engraving

  • Much has been written by critics, especially by those in Germany (the native land of criticism), upon the important question, whether to please or to instruct should be the end of Fiction -- whether a moral purpose is or is not in harmony with the undidactic spirit perceptible in the higher works of the imagination.

    Night and Morning, Complete

  • Kawecki's script is unshaped, but in Marcantel's nuanced, undidactic handling of her story, the girlfriend's eagerness to use the statutory rape as an all-purpose explanation for her boyfriend's behavior demonstrates the limitations of letting one chapter in a life stand for the whole story.

    Chicago Reader

  • The influence of her work-with its fragmented storytelling, profound empathy, clear yet undidactic politics, and healthy dose of weird-can be seen in the plays of such disparate writers as Caryl Churchill, Tony Kushner, Paula Vogel, and Nilo Cruz.

    Chicago Reader

  • “Brief, engaging, and undidactic ... as different from the ponderous and forbidding Great Books as it could possibly be "— The Wall Street Journal.

    The Most Important Squash Court, Ever: Alex Beam

  • "I wasn't at all interested in romanticizing the experience, I just wanted to explore it," Behrens says, adding: "I have a profoundly undidactic purpose in writing these books.

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