Definition of hectoringly in English:



  • See hector

    • ‘Zindell's passionate advocacy of the unity of all life, of our place in that unity, of the need to look to our natural inner resources rather than to artificial external ones if we wish to transcend our limitations: all this he overargues, insistently and hectoringly repeating his point (which is not so original or profound in any case).’
    • ‘His message - the persistence and evolving continuity of life - is hardly profound, yet it hectoringly pervades four volumes totalling over two thousand pages.’
    • ‘But for the most part the tone of the works on show alternates between the hectoringly political and the philosophically profound.’
    • ‘The treatment is well-judged, pointed but never hectoringly didactic, in a screenplay by the director's brother.’