Definition of unedifying in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənˈedəˌfīiNG/


(Especially of an event taking place in public) distasteful; unpleasant: the unedifying sight of the two leaders screeching conflicting proposals
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  • Since then, those who follow its fortunes have had little to observe beyond the continuing unedifying spectacle of very public settling of internal squabbles.
  • Already we have been treated to the unedifying sight of ministers calling on preachers to pledge their support for the incumbent president.
  • Last night Adelaide viewers were faced with the unedifying sight of having their nightly TV news beamed in from Sydney.



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  • It was also at the centre of the squabbles over change in the leadership with mavericks in the party unedifyingly shooting their mouth off about gerontocracy in the party.
  • In the 21st century, photography is often unedifyingly in cahoots with fame: a visual blandishment for the celebrity, a feeble sop for the rest of us.
  • What's more, she looked like a living nightmare for white middle-class boys who want their pint-sized girl pop stars flaunting their booties rather than swathing them unedifyingly in trackie bottoms.
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