Antonyms of adj hortative

1 sense of hortative

Sense 1
exhortative, exhortatory, hortative, hortatory -- (giving strong encouragement)

INDIRECT (VIA encouraging) -> discouraging -- (depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action; "where never is heard a discouraging word")

Similarity of adj hortative

1 sense of hortative

Sense 1
exhortative, exhortatory, hortative, hortatory -- (giving strong encouragement)
       => encouraging (vs. discouraging) -- (giving courage or confidence or hope; "encouraging advances in medical research")

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