or ex·e·get·ic

[ ek-si-jet-i-kuh l or ek-si-jet-ik ]
/ ˌɛk sɪˈdʒɛt ɪ kəl or ˌɛk sɪˈdʒɛt ɪk /


of or relating to exegesis; explanatory; interpretative.

Origin of exegetical

1645–55; < Greek exēgētikós + -al1

Related forms

ex·e·get·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for exegetic

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

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

British Dictionary definitions for exegetic



/ (ˌɛksɪˈdʒɛtɪk) /


of or relating to exegesis; expository

Derived Forms

exegetically, adverb
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