didactic (adjective)

Definition:

1. tending to give instruction or advice, even when it is neither welcome or necessary; 2. containing a political or moral message

Example Sentences:

– The movie was somewhat entertaining, but it was more didactic, with an underlying message that much can be learned from history. (edifying, preachy)
– Ron’s didactic explanations irritated his coworkers, who simply wanted to be told how the software worked, without long digressions on the theory behind it. (pedantic, sermonic)
– My mother’s didactic advice on how to do everything better can get really irritating. (pedantic, dogmatic, preachy)
– His didactic stories were usually told on the pretext of entertainment, but it was clear that he wanted us to take some moral message from them. (preachy, instructing, donnish, moralizing)

Synonyms:

dogmatic, preachy, edifying, instructive,

Antonyms:

entertaining

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predominate (verb, adjective)

Definition:

(v.) 1. to have or gain greater importance, significance, or quantity; 2. to appear very large or occupy a commanding position; (adj.) of greater importance, power, or influence

Example Sentences:

– In most countries, soccer is the predominate sport. (prevailing, dominant) adjective
– He predicted that the new comedy would predominate at the box office this weekend. (prevail, dominate) verb
– In most classic story lines, good predominates over evil. (prevails, rules) verb
– As a journalism major, English and communication classes will be my predominant courses of study. (important, dominant) adjective

Synonyms:

(v.) dominate, prevail, surpass, (adj.) important, significant, large,

Antonyms:

follow, surrender

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