expostulation

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A comment of earnest reasoning meant to dissuade or remonstrate
The act of reasoning earnestly in order to dissuade or remonstrate
{n} a reasoning with, debate, charge
an exclamation of protest or remonstrance or reproof the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
{i} protest, dispute; admonition, council
The act of expostulating or reasoning with a person in opposition to some impropriety of conduct; remonstrance; earnest and kindly protest; dissuasion
an exclamation of protest or remonstrance or reproof
expostulate
to discuss
expostulate
{v} to reason, argue, debate, dispute
expostulate
To reason earnestly with a person on some impropriety of his conduct, representing the wrong he has done or intends, and urging him to make redress or to desist; to remonstrate; followed by with
expostulate
{f} protest against, dispute; admonish, council
expostulate
reason with (somebody) for the purpose of dissuasion
expostulate
If you expostulate, you express strong disagreement with someone. `For heaven's sake!' Dot expostulated. `They're cheap and they're useful.' For a moment I thought she was going to expostulate His family expostulated with him. = remonstrate. to express strong disapproval, disagreement, or annoyance with someone (past participle of expostulare, from postulare )
expostulate
To protest or remonstrate
expostulate
To discuss; to examine
expostulations
plural of expostulation
expostulation

    Hyphenation

    ex·pos·tu·la·tion

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    Etymology

    [ -"späs-ch&-'lA-sh& ] (noun.) 1540. From Latin expostulātiōnem, accusative singular of expostulātiō (“complaint, expostulation”), from expostulō (“demand, expostulate”), from ex (“out of, from”) + postulō (“demand or claim”). See expostulate.

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