I adjective clarifying, commentarial, declarative, declaratory, demonstrative, descriptive, didactic, discursive, discursory, disquisitional, dissertational, divulgatory, elucidative, enlightening, exegetical, exemplary, exemplificative, explanatory, explicative, explicatory, graphic, illuminating, illuminative, illustrative, informative, informatory, instructive, narrative, realistic II index declaratory, demonstrative (illustrative), descriptive, didactic, informative, informatory, narrative, solvable

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  • Expository — Ex*pos i*to*ry, a. Pertaining to, or containing, exposition; serving to explain; explanatory; illustrative; exegetical. [1913 Webster] A glossary or expository index to the poetical writers. Johnson. || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • expository — (adj.) 1620s, from M.L. expositorius, from expositus, pp. of exponere (see EXPOUND (Cf. expound)). Earlier in English as a noun meaning an expository treatise, commentary (early 15c.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • expository — [adj] descriptive critical, disquisitional, elucidative, exegetic, explanatory, explicative, explicatory, hermeneutic, illustrative, informative, interpretive; concept 267 …   New thesaurus

  • expository — [eks päz′ə tiv, ik späz′ə tivek späz′ə tôr΄ē, ikspäz′ə tôr΄ē] adj. [ML expositorius] of, like, or containing exposition; explanatory: also expositive [eks päz′ə tiv, ik späz′ə tiv] …   English World dictionary

  • expository — expositorily, expositively, adv. /ik spoz i tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. of the nature of exposition; serving to expound, set forth, or explain: an expository essay; expository writing. Also, expositive. [1590 1600; < ML expositorius. See EXPOSITOR,… …   Universalium

  • expository — adjective Date: 1628 of, relating to, or containing exposition < expository writing > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • expository — adjective Serving to explain, explicate, or elucidate; expositive; of or relating to exposition. Practicing expository writing will teach you to explain complex concepts clearly …   Wiktionary

  • expository — adj. Expository is used with these nouns: ↑passage …   Collocations dictionary

  • expository — adjective expository dialogue Syn: explanatory, descriptive, describing, explicatory, explicative, interpretative, exegetical …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • expository — ex•pos•i•to•ry [[t]ɪkˈspɒz ɪˌtɔr i, ˌtoʊr i[/t]] also ex•pos′i•tive adj. rht serving to expound, set forth, or explain: expository writing[/ex] • Etymology: 1590–1600; < ML …   From formal English to slang

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