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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Giving strong encouragement.

Usage examples (37)
  • Adjective : a hortatory speech
  • I learned, from a single sentence, the terms "hortatory", "nugatory", and "fiduciary", which in context were synonyms describing laws with no actual effect.
  • But purely hortatory language is legally unenforceable.
  • Q What do you do, though, besides take this hortatory approach? for more
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