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’
    • ‘Here in Melbourne, listening to what's colloquially called, Drive Time Radio, is a singularly unedifying experience.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘From the boardroom in his office he told me this year's player trading period was particularly unedifying.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But I care even more about the unedifying spectacle that followed.’
    • ‘‘I have been staggered by the response of the Highland community to this unedifying spectacle of greed,’ said Morrison.’
    • ‘It is has been, and continues to be, an unedifying sight.’
    • ‘Paradoxically, or is that hypocritically, the pursuit of political power as practised by individual politicians is highly unedifying, not to say unethical.’
    • ‘The circus of the last few weeks has been unedifying.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Last night Adelaide viewers were faced with the unedifying sight of having their nightly TV news beamed in from Sydney.’
    • ‘It is, to say the least, an unedifying spectacle.’
    • ‘Since then, those who follow its fortunes have had little to observe beyond the continuing unedifying spectacle of very public settling of internal squabbles.’
    • ‘The M&S fight has been an unedifying spectacle.’

Pronunciation

unedifying

/ˌənˈedəˌfīiNG//ˌənˈɛdəˌfaɪɪŋ/