From Late Latin paraeneticus + -al.
paraenetical (comparative more paraenetical, superlative most paraenetical)
- (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:, II.3.1.i:
- To what end are such paraenetical discourses? You may as soon remove Mount Caucasus as alter some men's affections.