expostulation

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

Definition of expostulation 

: an act or an instance of expostulating

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expostulatory \ik-ˈspäs-chə-lə-ˌtȯr-ē \ 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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The first known use of expostulation was in 1540

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