Definition of Hortatory

1. Adjective. Giving strong encouragement.

Exact synonyms: Exhortative, Exhortatory, Hortative
Similar to: Encouraging
Derivative terms: Exhort, Exhort



Definition of Hortatory

1. a. Giving exhortation or advise; encouraging; exhortatory; inciting; as, a hortatory speech.

Definition of Hortatory

1. Adjective. Giving exhortation or advice; encouraging; exhortatory; inciting. ¹

2. Noun. Exhortation or advice; incitement; encouragement. ¹

3. Noun. That which exhorts, incites, or encourages. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hortatory

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hortatory

horsing
horsings
horsons
horst
horste
horstes
horsts
horsy
horsy set
hortation
hortations
hortative
hortatively
hortatives
hortatory (current term)
hortensia
hortensial
hortensias
horticultor
horticultors
horticultural
horticulturalist
horticulturalists
horticulturally
horticulture
horticultures
horticulturist
horticulturists
hortulan

Literary usage of Hortatory

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1. Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges: Founded on by Joseph Henry Allen, James Bradstreet Greenough (1916)
"The Second Person of the hortatory subjunctive is used only of an indefinite ... The Imperfect and Pluperfect of- the hortatory subjunctive denote an ..."

2. The Ante-Nicene Fathers: Translations of the Writings of the Fathers Down to by Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, Arthur Cleveland Coxe, Ernest Cushing Richardson, Allan Menzies, Bernhard Pick (1885)
"JUSTIN'S hortatory ADDRESS TO THE GREEKS. [TRANSLATED BY THE REV. ... As I begin this hortatory address to you, ye men of Greece, I pray God that I may know ..."

3. The Attic Orators from Antiphon to Isaeos by Richard Claverhouse Jebb (1893)
"I. hortatory Letters or Essays. " 1. To Demonicus. [Or. i.] 2. ... hortatory: To Demonicus ..."

4. Ante-Nicene Christian Library: Translations of the Writings of the Fathers by James Donaldson, Alexander Roberts (1867)
"IIS I begin this hortatory address to you, ye men of Greece, I pray God that I may know what I ought to say to you, and that you, shaking off your ..."

5. Allen and Greenough's Shorter Latin Grammar for Schools and Academies by Joseph Henry Allen, James Bradstreet Greenough, Albert Andrew Howard (1896)
"The hortatory Subjunctive is used to express an exhortation, a command, a concession, ... The negative particle with the hortatory subjunctive is ne. a. ..."

6. A Critical History of Christian Literature and Doctrine: From the Death of by James Donaldson (1866)
"hortatory ADDRESS TO THE GREEKS. A treatise has come down to us bearing the name of ... The first mention of the hortatory Discourse by name occurs in the ..."

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