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expostulation

play
noun ex·pos·tu·la·tion \-ˌspäs-chə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of expostulation

  1. :  an act or an instance of expostulating

expostulatory play \-ˈspäs-chə-lə-ˌtȯr-ē\ adjective


Examples of expostulation in a sentence

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



1540

First Known Use of expostulation

1540


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