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See also: parænetical


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From Late Latin paraeneticus +‎ -al.



paraenetical (comparative more paraenetical, superlative most paraenetical)

  1. (now rare) Giving advice; advisory, hortatory.
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, (please specify |partition=1, 2, or 3):
      , II.3.1.i:
      To what end are such paraenetical discourses? You may as soon remove Mount Caucasus as alter some men's affections.

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