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exhortatory

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj exhortatory giving strong encouragement
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Exhortatory Of or pertaining to exhortation; hortatory.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • exhortatory Tending to exhort; serving for exhortation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Exhortatory tending to exhort or advise
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. exhortatorius,: cf. F. exhortatoire,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. exhortāri, -ātusex, inten., hortāri, to urge.

Usage

In literature:

His prayers and exhortatory teaching completely non-plussed the Chippewas.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
I could take no part in it but an exhortatory one, because I was a stranger to the circumstances which should govern it.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
His voice had an exhortatory but tender tone in it.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Nevertheless, in the exhortatory names there is a general air of cheerful assurance.
"Curiosities of Puritan Nomenclature" by Charles W. Bardsley
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