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Wordnet 3.0


1. instructive (especially excessively);
[syn: didactic, didactical]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Didactic \Di*dac"tic\, n. A treatise on teaching or education. [Obs.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Didactic \Di*dac"tic\, Didactical \Di*dac"tic*al\, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to teach; akin to L. docere to teach: cf. F. didactique. See Docile.] 1. Fitted or intended to teach; conveying instruction; preceptive; instructive; teaching some moral lesson; as, didactic essays. "Didactical writings." --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] The finest didactic poem in any language. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. excessively prone to instruct, even those who do not wish to be instructed; -- of people. [Pejorative] Syn: didactic. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

didactic adj 1: instructive (especially excessively) [syn: didactic, didactical]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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