Definitions for hortatoryˈhɔr təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hor•ta•to•ryˈhɔr təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i(adj.)

  1. urging to some course of conduct or action; exhorting; encouraging:

    a hortatory speech.

Origin of hortatory:

1580–90; < LL hortātōrius encouraging =hortā(rī) (see hortative ) +-tōrius -tory1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. exhortative, exhortatory, hortative, hortatory(adj)

    giving strong encouragement


  1. hortatory(Noun)

    Exhortation or advice; incitement; encouragement.

  2. hortatory(Noun)

    That which exhorts, incites, or encourages.

  3. hortatory(Adjective)

    Giving exhortation or advice; encouraging; exhortatory; inciting.

  4. Origin: From hortor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hortatory(adj)

    giving exhortation or advise; encouraging; exhortatory; inciting; as, a hortatory speech


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