Definitions

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  • adj. Not instructive.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. failing to instruct

Etymologies

un- +‎ instructive (Wiktionary)

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 — 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

  • As usual, the public is ill served by the well funded but uninstructive rhetoric around a ballot proposition.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • Nevertheless, Taruskin's terse formula — "'high art' ... produced by and for political and social elites" — while obviously true, is uninstructive and unedifying.

    From the Troubadours to Frank Sinatra

  • These statistics, however accidental and therefore uninstructive they may appear, as they have a certain completeness, have a certain value also.

    Walden

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