Objurgatory Ob*jur"ga*to*ry, a. [L. objurgatorius.] Designed to objurgate or chide; containing or expressing reproof; culpatory. --Bancroft. [1913 Webster]

The objurgatory question of the Pharisees. --Paley. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • objurgatory — əbˈjərgəˌtōrē adjective Etymology: Latin objurgatorius, from objurgatus (past participle of objurgare to objurgate) + orius ory : constituting objurgation objurgatory speeches : expressing rebuke relapse from her official objurgatory tone George… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • objurgatory — adjective Strongly rebuking or scolding …   Wiktionary

  • objurgatory — a. Culpatory, reprehensory, reproving, rebuking …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • objurgatory — ob·jur·ga·to·ry …   English syllables

  • objurgation — noun Etymology: Middle English objurgacyon, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French objurgation, from Latin objurgation , objurgatio, from objurgare to scold, blame, from ob against + jurgare to quarrel, literally, to take to law, from jur ,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • objurgate — verb To rebuke or scold strongly. See Also: objurgation, objurgative, objurgatively, objurgatory …   Wiktionary

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