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(especially of an event taking place in public) distasteful; unpleasant:‘the unedifying sight of the two leaders screeching conflicting proposals’
- ‘It is, to say the least, an unedifying spectacle.’
- ‘Paradoxically, or is that hypocritically, the pursuit of political power as practised by individual politicians is highly unedifying, not to say unethical.’
- ‘The M&S fight has been an unedifying spectacle.’
- ‘The circus of the last few weeks has been unedifying.’
- ‘Here in Melbourne, listening to what's colloquially called, Drive Time Radio, is a singularly unedifying experience.’
- ‘Since then, those who follow its fortunes have had little to observe beyond the continuing unedifying spectacle of very public settling of internal squabbles.’
- ‘But I care even more about the unedifying spectacle that followed.’
- ‘It is has been, and continues to be, an unedifying sight.’
- ‘‘I have been staggered by the response of the Highland community to this unedifying spectacle of greed,’ said Morrison.’
- ‘What an unedifying spectacle we have before us.’
- ‘England have qualified for the Euro 2004 championship finals, but it was a passage to sunny Portugal darkened by one of the most unedifying weeks in the game.’
- ‘Last night Adelaide viewers were faced with the unedifying sight of having their nightly TV news beamed in from Sydney.’
- ‘From the boardroom in his office he told me this year's player trading period was particularly unedifying.’
- ‘The events at Somerset Park yesterday encapsulated the struggle for survival that Airdrie have been mired in for the past two years, and were every bit as unedifying.’
- ‘Squabbles over the garden fence can be unedifying, and the relationship between sporting neighbours is more prickly than most.’
- ‘He's wrong of course as he has been throughout his whole unedifying politico-religious career.’
- ‘Already we have been treated to the unedifying sight of ministers calling on preachers to pledge their support for the incumbent president.’
- ‘Her face was red, fumes came from her head and she was muttering very strong and unedifying words under her breath that were peeling paint off of the walls.’
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