informative

Use the adjective informative to describe something that gives you some kind of useful information, like an informative book about identifying the mushrooms you find growing wild in the woods near your house.

When something is informative, it's usually educational and full of facts — like an informative text book or an informative tour of the Hindu temples of northern India. If you learn a lot from something, you can call it informative. The Latin root of informative is the word informare, which means "to shape, train, instruct, or educate." Something that does those things for you is informative.

Definitions of informative
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adj serving to instruct or enlighten or inform

Synonyms:
instructive
informatory
providing or conveying information
clarifying, elucidative
that makes clear
demonstrative, illustrative
serving to demonstrate
didactic, didactical
instructive (especially excessively)
doctrinaire
stubbornly insistent on theory without regard for practicality or suitability
educative
resulting in education
educational
providing knowledge
explanatory
serving or intended to explain or make clear
expositive, expository
serving to expound or set forth
interpretative, interpretive
that provides interpretation
ostensive
manifestly demonstrative
preachy
inclined to or marked by tedious moralization
Antonyms:
uninstructive
failing to instruct

adj tending to increase knowledge or dissipate ignorance

Synonyms:
enlightening, illuminating
Antonyms:
unenlightening, unilluminating
failing to inform or clarify

adj providing or conveying information

Synonyms:
informatory
advisory, consultative, consultatory, consultive
giving advice
exemplifying, illustrative
clarifying by use of examples
newsy
full of news
revealing, telling, telltale
disclosing unintentionally
instructive
serving to instruct or enlighten or inform
Antonyms:
uninformative
lacking information
newsless
not providing news or information
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