expostulation


ex·pos·tu·la·tion

noun \-ˌspäs-chə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of EXPOSTULATION

:  an act or an instance of expostulating
ex·pos·tu·la·to·ry \-ˈspäs-chə-lə-ˌtr-ē\ adjective

Examples of EXPOSTULATION

  1. <despite the earnest expostulations of her friends, Jessica continued to date the foul-tempered guy>

First Known Use of EXPOSTULATION

1540

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