verb (used with object), ed·i·fied, ed·i·fy·ing.
Origin of edify
Examples from the Web for unedifying
All in all, an unedifying and unhealthy snapshot of conservatism today.
She was alone in a strange, unedifying town; in a strange, vast, commonplace hotel.
The cylinders usually gyrate with records of fatuous music-hall songs, unedifying coster-airs and farcical speeches.Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland|Daniel Turner Holmes
Otherwise, words like these assume a canting character, and are unedifying.
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
Word Origin for edify
mid-14c., "to build, construct," also, in figurative use, "to build up morally or in faith," from Old French edefiier "build, install, teach, instruct (morally)," from Latin aedificare "to build, construct," in Late Latin "improve spiritually, instruct" (see edifice). Related: Edified; edifying.