exhortative

[ig-zawr-tuh-tiv]

adjective

serving or intended to exhort.
pertaining to exhortation.

Nearby words

  1. exhilarating,
  2. exhilaration,
  3. exhilarative,
  4. exhort,
  5. exhortation,
  6. exhumation,
  7. exhume,
  8. exigeant,
  9. exigence,
  10. exigency

Also ex·hort·a·to·ry [ig-zawr-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɪgˈzɔr təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/.

Origin of exhortative

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin exhortātīvus, equivalent to exhortāt(us) (past participle of exhortārī to exhort) + -īvus -ive

Related formsex·hort·a·tive·ly, adverbnon·ex·hor·ta·tive, adjectivenon·ex·hor·ta·to·ry, adjectiveun·ex·hor·ta·tive, adjective

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