Definition of unedifying in English:

unedifying

adjective

  • (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.’

Pronunciation

unedifying

/ʌnˈɛdɪfʌɪɪŋ/