Definition of Expostulation

1. Noun. The act of expressing earnest opposition or protest.

Exact synonyms: Objection, Remonstrance, Remonstration
Generic synonyms: Communicating, Communication
Derivative terms: Expostulate, Object



2. Noun. An exclamation of protest or remonstrance or reproof.
Generic synonyms: Exclaiming, Exclamation

Definition of Expostulation

1. n. The act of expostulating or reasoning with a person in opposition to some impropriety of conduct; remonstrance; earnest and kindly protest; dissuasion.

Definition of Expostulation

1. Noun. (context: countable) The act of reasoning earnestly in order to dissuade or remonstrate. ¹

2. Noun. (context: uncountable) A comment of earnest reasoning meant to dissuade or remonstrate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Expostulation

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Expostulation

expositional
expositionary
expositions
expositive
expositor
expositorily
expositors
expository
expositour
exposits
expostulate
expostulated
expostulates
expostulating
expostulatingly
expostulation (current term)
expostulations
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exposture
exposure
exposure dose
exposure keratitis
exposure meter
exposure meters
exposure odds ratio
exposure therapy
exposure treatment
exposures
expound
expounded

Literary usage of Expostulation

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1. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, George Walter Prothero (1875)
"By Henry Edward, Archbishop of Westminster. London, 1875. 3. A Reply to the Right Hon. WE Gladstones 'Political expostulation.' By the Right Rev. ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1892)
"Jonson answered Jones's complaints in satires entitled • An expostulation with Iñigo Jones ' and ' A Corollary to Iñigo Marquis Would-be' (COLLIER, ..."

3. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"... That no way e'-se could possibly be true: " 1 am the life"—*o which, as Adam died, Nothing could bring mankind again, beside. AH expostulation ..."

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