Definitions for: Expostulation


[n] an exclamation of protest or remonstrance or reproof
[n] the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

We must use expostulation kindly. --Shak.

Synonyms: objection, remonstrance

See Also: dissuasion, exclaiming, exclamation

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