Related formsnon·pur·ga·to·ri·al, adjective
Examples from the Web for purgatorial
All this vexation makes a cold and headache doubly intolerable, and I am in a most purgatorial state on this "good Sunday."George Eliot's Life, Vol. I (of 3)|George Eliot
The subsequent restoration of Israel shows that the fires to which the elegist here calls our attention were purgatorial.Expositor's Bible: The Song of Solomon|Walter Adeney
Shall we invest with like purgatorial powers the flaming swords that barred the way to Paradise?Nature Mysticism|J. Edward Mercer
Purgatorial pains—unless indeed they should prove eternal—are insufficient punishment for the impious man who invented Allegory.
"Twenty years is a long time to remain away from the one you say you love," she declared, with a purgatorial touch.Strictly Business|O. Henry