Origin of didactic
Examples from the Web for didactic
So she has chosen the path as her literary heroes, Charles Dickens and George Orwell: the entertaining but didactic novel.
Didactic teaching has come at the expense of play, which some say is no longer tolerated even for the youngest of students.
Apart from this there was a marked superiority, even on the didactic side, in Longfellows moralizing as compared with Bryants.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow|Thomas Wentworth Higginson
The didactic element in his nature had now gained complete mastery over the artistic.James Fenimore Cooper|Thomas R. Lounsbury
I now proceed to observe, that there are four Kinds of Didactic Poems, viz.Lectures on Poetry|Joseph Trapp
It was, no doubt, the didactic and patronising tone adopted towards the author which excited Coleridges indignation.Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Vol. II (of 2)|Samuel Taylor Coleridge
It is not didactic art, but its author was happy: and it will do the good, and the harm, that mere pleasure can do.Selections From the Works of John Ruskin|John Ruskin
Word Origin for didactic
1650s, from French didactique, from Greek didaktikos "apt at teaching," from didaktos "taught," past participle of didaskein "teach," from PIE root *dens- "wisdom, to teach, learn." Related: Didactically; didacticism.