One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Giving moral or intellectual benefit.‘a large, improving picture hung opposite’
moral, ethical, good, nice, clean, virtuous, pure, innocent, chasteView synonyms
- ‘She says I should stop wasting my time entertaining low-rent celebs and should stick to reading improving books.’
- ‘However, the capacity to enjoy the benefits of an improving culture was conditional upon the possession of wealth.’
- ‘Then, reclining on the couch one evening trying to focus on an improving book, the remote stared up at me, begging for attention.’
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