Definitions

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  • adjective Not instructive.

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  • adjective failing to instruct

Etymologies

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un- +‎ instructive

Examples

  • The fault of the method is, that they do not instruct; so the breath is out of them before they are put aside; for the uninstructive are the humanly deficient: they remain with us like the tolerated old aristocracy, which may not govern, and is but socially seductive.

    The Amazing Marriage — Complete

  • The fault of the method is, that they do not instruct; so the breath is out of them before they are put aside; for the uninstructive are the humanly deficient: they remain with us like the tolerated old aristocracy, which may not govern, and is but socially seductive.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

  • The fault of the method is, that they do not instruct; so the breath is out of them before they are put aside; for the uninstructive are the humanly deficient: they remain with us like the tolerated old aristocracy, which may not govern, and is but socially seductive.

    The Amazing Marriage — Volume 3

  • I think it is very instructive how many critical and uninstructive comments have been posted.

    Romney praises Afghan surge, slams confusion about timeline

  • And - could someone tell Piotr Stanczak that "Fitna" is somehow irrelevant or uninstructive.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • But to readers of any age, his sedulously uninstructive ironies and pointedly unpunished cruelties offered only this comfort: that someone else could know the scary and the strange, and make it, literally, funny as hell.

    E Is For Edward, Whose Work Was So Strange

  • Yet as I've noted here, such differences in ballot totals in the primary have proven uninstructive for the general election.

    Sound Politics: The Weakest Issue of a Failing Institution

  • I might perhaps have instanced in other modes of pleasure and pain, more simple than these; as the pain of hunger and thirst, and the pleasure of eating and drinking to remove them: the pain of teeth set on edge; the pleasure of music; pain from captious uninstructive wrangling, and the pleasure of rational conversation with a friend, or of well-directed study in the search and discovery of truth.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • ALLEN: And the problem is that violence is terribly uninstructive in America.

    CNN Transcript Nov 3, 2007

  • ALLEN: And the problem is that violence is terribly uninstructive in America.

    CNN Transcript Nov 4, 2007

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