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  1. serving or intended to exhort.
  2. pertaining to exhortation.
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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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Related Words for exhortative

academic, advisory, expository, homiletic, instructive, moral, moralizing, pedagogic, pedantic, preachy, edifying, enlightening, donnish, exhortative, hortative, preceptive, sermonic, teacherly

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Historical Examples of exhortative

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

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