expostulation
I noun admonition, altercation, blame, caution, complaint, condemnation, confirmed opposition, contention, contrary advice, criticism, dehortation, deprecation, difference, disapprobation, disapproval, dissidence, dissent, dissuasion, expostulation, guidance, objection, objuration, protest, protestation, rebuke, remonstrance, remonstration, reproach, reproof II index admonition, blame (culpability), complaint, condemnation (blame), criticism, disapprobation, dissent (difference of opinion), guidance, objection, objurgation, remonstrance

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  • Expostulation — Ex*pos tu*la tion, n. [L. expostulatio.] The act of expostulating or reasoning with a person in opposition to some impropriety of conduct; remonstrance; earnest and kindly protest; dissuasion. [1913 Webster] We must use expostulation kindly. Shak …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Expostulation — Expostulation, lat., Beschwerde, Streitigkeit; expostuliren, rechten; inständig bitten …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • expostulation — 1580s, from L. expostulationem (nom. expostulatio), noun of action from pp. stem of expostulare (see EXPOSTULATE (Cf. expostulate)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • expostulation — /ik spos cheuh lay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of expostulating; remonstrance; earnest and kindly protest: In spite of my expostulations, he insisted on driving me home. 2. an expostulatory remark or address. [1580 90; < L expostulation (s. of… …   Universalium

  • expostulation — expostulate ► VERB ▪ express strong disapproval or disagreement. DERIVATIVES expostulation noun expostulatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin expostulare demand …   English terms dictionary

  • expostulation — noun Date: 1540 an act or an instance of expostulating • expostulatory adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • expostulation — noun a) The act of reasoning earnestly in order to dissuade or remonstrate. b) A comment of earnest reasoning meant to dissuade or remonstrate. See Also: demur, exception, objection, protest, protestation …   Wiktionary

  • expostulation — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. remonstrance, protest, complaint, disapproval; see objection 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The act of expressing strong or reasoned opposition: challenge, demur, exception, objection, protest, protestation,… …   English dictionary for students

  • Expostulation — Ex|pos|tu|la|ti|on die; , en <aus gleichbed. lat. expostulatio zu expostulare, vgl. ↑expostulieren> Beschwerde, Forderung …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • expostulation — ex·pos·tu·la·tion || ɪk‚spÉ’stjÊŠ leɪʃn n. protest, dispute; admonition, council …   English contemporary dictionary

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