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EtymologyEdit

edifying +‎ -ly

AdverbEdit

edifyingly (comparative more edifyingly, superlative most edifyingly)

  1. In such a manner as to instruct or enlighten.
    • 1908, H. G. Wells, The War in the Air:
      They hung the man from the Adler. [] Down he fell, hands and feet extended, until with a jerk he was at the end of the rope. Then he ought to have died and swung edifyingly, but instead a more terrible thing happened; his head came right off, and down the body went.