follow Dictionary.com

Simon Cowell made what word trend?

instructive

[in-struhk-tiv] /ɪnˈstrʌk tɪv/
adjective
1.
serving to instruct or inform; conveying instruction, knowledge, or information; enlightening.
2.
Grammar. noting a case, as in Finnish, whose distinctive function is to indicate means by which.
Origin of instructive
1605-1615
1605-15; instruct + -ive
Related forms
instructively, adverb
instructiveness, noun
noninstructive, adjective
noninstructively, adverb
noninstructiveness, noun
overinstructive, adjective
overinstructively, adverb
overinstructiveness, noun
uninstructive, adjective
uninstructively, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for instructive
British Dictionary definitions for instructive

instructive

/ɪnˈstrʌktɪv/
adjective
1.
serving to instruct or enlighten; conveying information
Derived Forms
instructively, adverb
instructiveness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for instructive
adj.

1610s, from instruct + -ive. Related: Instructively; instructiveness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for instructive

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for instructive

16
20
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with instructive