expostulation

noun
ex·​pos·​tu·​la·​tion | \ ik-ˌspäs-chə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce expostulation (audio) \

Definition of expostulation

: an act or an instance of expostulating

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Other Words from expostulation

expostulatory \ ik-​ˈspäs-​chə-​lə-​ˌtȯr-​ē How to pronounce expostulation (audio) \ adjective

Examples of expostulation in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of expostulation

1540, in the meaning defined above

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“Expostulation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expostulation. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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