V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: enlightening and informative, especially when revealing previously unknown information

Synonyms: elucidating, clarifying, enlightening, informative

Antonyms: confusing, confounding

Tips: Illuminating is related to the verb illuminate, which means "to make lighter or brighter" or "to clarify." If something is illuminating, new light is shed on it, either literally or figuratively.

Usage Examples:

He told the story in illuminating detail. (informative, enlightening)

This is an illuminating piece of information and will help me to make my final decision. (enlightening, elucidating, clarifying)

The information I found on the Internet was illuminating and changed my opinion on the subject. (enlightening)

The new information was illuminating and helped me see things from a new perspective. (enlightening, informative)

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