Definition of informative in English:

informative

adjective

  • Providing useful or interesting information.

    ‘a thought-provoking, informative article’
    • ‘Really good magazine illustration should both stand up as a work of art in its own right and as an informative part of the article.’
    • ‘Thanks again for this very informative series of articles and the ensuing debate.’
    • ‘Each of these books reveals something informative and attempts to balance criticism and praise.’
    • ‘But they do try to educate their public with an extremely informative tea menu.’
    • ‘It was interesting and informative without being in the least bit moving.’
    • ‘The fireworks safety articles have been plentiful, informative and encouraging.’
    • ‘This book is deeply interesting to read while still being informative and instructive.’
    • ‘New members are very welcome to join this very interesting and informative club.’
    • ‘Almost all of these reports or commentaries are interesting and informative.’
    • ‘The eviction similarly feels too didactic to be dramatic and too staged to be convincingly informative.’
    • ‘It did a good job of working the documentary angle and tried to be as informative as an interesting film should be.’
    • ‘It is an informative summary and a useful educative tool, saying all the right things that a beginner needs to know.’
    • ‘The seminar should prove very informative and is free to anyone who is interested.’
    • ‘All interested are invited to attend what should be a highly informative occasion.’
    • ‘The level of detail was selected to be informative for all interested groups while being cheap to collect.’
    • ‘The result is a video that is informative, interesting and at times funny.’
    • ‘The mayoral elections in London are proving very revealing and informative.’
    • ‘With a background such as this his lecture should be both interesting and informative.’
    • ‘The approach in this article was interesting and informative for people of all ages.’
    • ‘The result in each case is a book which is informative, stimulating and illuminating.’
    instructive, instructional, illuminating, enlightening, revealing, explanatory, telling, communicative, factual
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Origin

Late Middle English (in the sense ‘formative, giving life or shape’): from medieval Latin informativus, from Latin informare ‘give form to, instruct’ (see inform).

Pronunciation

informative

/ɪnˈfɔrmədɪv//inˈfôrmədiv/