Dehortative De*hort"a*tive, a. Dissuasive. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • monitory — adj admonitory, monitive, warning, cautionary, dehortative; dissuasive, deterrent, discouraging; recommendatory, hortative, prescriptive, consultative, advisory; instructive, informative, directive, exemplary; deprecatory, expostulative,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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