Origin of hortative
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Related Words for hortativeacademic, advisory, expository, homiletic, instructive, moral, moralizing, pedagogic, pedantic, preachy, edifying, enlightening, donnish, exhortative, hortative, preceptive, sermonic, teacherly
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Historical Examples of hortative
The Parson, under high excitement, rained his hortative oratory upon me.
Hortative, hort′a-tiv, adj. inciting: encouraging: giving advice—also Hort′atory.
c.1600, from Latin hortativus, from past participle stem of hortari "to exhort" (see hortatory).
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