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Adjective: edifying  'e-du,fI-ing
  1. 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";
    - enlightening
Verb: edify  'e-du,fI
  1. Make understand
    "Can you edify me--I don't understand this proposal";
    - enlighten

Type of: instruct, learn, teach

Antonym: unedifying