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or ex·e·get·ic

[ek-si-jet-i-kuh l or ek-si-jet-ik]
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  1. of or relating to exegesis; explanatory; interpretative.
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Origin of exegetical

1645–55; < Greek exēgētikós + -al1
Related formsex·e·get·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Related Words for exegetic

exegetical, elucidative, explanative, explicative, hermeneutic, hermeneutical, illustrative, informative, instructive, interpretative, interpretive, annotative, clarifying, explicatory, informing

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Historical Examples of exegetic

  • Nor is it likely that the exegetic difficulty connected with would have occurred to a boy of twelve.

    The Round Towers of Ireland

    Henry O'Brien

  • Every surface is teeming underneath with hidden meanings, obscure interpretations and exegetic excesses.

    After the Rain

    Sam Vaknin

British Dictionary definitions for exegetic



  1. of or relating to exegesis; expository
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Derived Formsexegetically, adverb
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