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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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On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.
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
ex·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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