AskDefine | Define edifying

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edifying adj : enlightening or uplifting so as to encourage intellectual or moral improvement; "the paintings in the church served an edifying purpose even for those who could not read" [syn: enlightening] [ant: unedifying]

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  1. That educates, informs, illuminates or instructs.
  2. That enlightens or uplifts.


  1. present participle of edify

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