hortatory

[ hawr-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ˈhɔr təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /
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adjective

urging to some course of conduct or action; exhorting; encouraging: a hortatory speech.

Nearby words

  1. hort.,
  2. horta,
  3. horta, victor, baron,
  4. hortative,
  5. hortatively,
  6. hortega cell,
  7. hortense,
  8. hortense de beauharnais,
  9. horthy,
  10. horticultural

Origin of hortatory

1580–90; < Late Latin hortātōrius encouraging, equivalent to hortā(rī) (see hortative) + -tōrius -tory1

Related formshor·ta·to·ri·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for hortatory

hortatory

hortative (ˈhɔːtətɪv)

/ (ˈhɔːtətərɪ, -trɪ) /

adjective

tending to exhort; encouraging
Derived Formshortation, nounhortatorily or hortatively, adverb

Word Origin for hortatory

C16: from Late Latin hortātōrius, from Latin hortārī to exhort

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