hortatory hortatory


  • (adj) giving strong encouragement



  1. He speaks informallythere is no hortatory political baloney to himbut we are not really having a conversation.
  2. I share the same feeling although I will not dignify it in such heroic and hortatory terms.
  3. In Iraq, Saddam of course built hortatory monuments and spread propaganda.


  • Each piece, Green writes in his preface, "whether topical, hortatory, elegiac, sardonic or comic served to educate, agitate, and emancipate workers. Songs were intended as arrows to penetrate bourgeois (in Wobbly parlance, scissorbill")...
    on Jun 18, 2007 By: Archie Green Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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