Didactic Di*dac"tic, Didactical Di*dac"tic*al, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to teach; akin to L. docere to teach: cf. F. didactique. See {Docile}.] 1. Fitted or intended to teach; conveying instruction; preceptive; instructive; teaching some moral lesson; as, didactic essays. ``Didactical writings.'' --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

The finest didactic poem in any language. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. excessively prone to instruct, even those who do not wish to be instructed; -- of people. [Pejorative]

Syn: didactic. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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