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exhortative

[ ig-zawr-tuh-tiv ]
/ ɪgˈzɔr tə tɪv /
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adjective

serving or intended to exhort.
pertaining to exhortation.

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Nearby words

exhilarating, exhilaration, exhilarative, exhort, exhortation, exhortative, exhumation, exhume, exigeant, exigency, exigent
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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for exhortative

  • No prayers were offered, only invocations, exhortative or remonstrant.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6|Various