un hortative

hortative

[hawr-tuh-tiv]
adjective

Origin:
1600–10; < Latin hortātīvus, equivalent to hortāt(us), past participle of hortārī to incite to action, frequentative of horīrī to encourage (akin to yearn) + -īvus -ive

hortatively, adverb
unhortative, adjective
unhortatively, adverb
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hortative

adjective
giving strong encouragement [syn: exhortative
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