Expostulation

  • 1 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 …

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  • 2 expostulation — I noun admonition, altercation, blame, caution, complaint, condemnation, confirmed opposition, contention, contrary advice, criticism, dehortation, deprecation, difference, disapprobation, disapproval, dissidence, dissent, dissuasion,… …

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  • 3 Expostulation — Expostulation, lat., Beschwerde, Streitigkeit; expostuliren, rechten; inständig bitten …

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

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  • 5 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… …

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

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

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  • 8 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 …

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  • 9 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,… …

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

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

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  • 12 expostulation — n. Remonstrance, protest …

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  • 13 expostulation — n remonstration, remonstrance, objection, protest, complaint, argument; admonition, warning, caution, exhortation; advice, counsel, Archaic. dissuasion, Archaic. dehortation; reproach, re buke; disapproval, disapprobation, deprecation …

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  • 14 expostulation — ex·pos·tu·la·tion …

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  • 15 expostulation — See: expostulate …

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  • 16 expostulation — ex•pos•tu•la•tion [[t]ɪkˌspɒs tʃəˈleɪ ʃən[/t]] n. an act or instance of expostulating • Etymology: 1580–90; < L ex•pos′tu•la•to ry ləˌtɔr i, ˌtoʊr i ex•pos′tu•la tive ˌleɪ tɪvadj …

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  • 17 expostulation — /əkspɒstʃuˈleɪʃən/ (say uhksposchooh layshuhn), /ɛk / (say ek ) noun 1. the act of expostulating; remonstrance; earnest and kindly protest. 2. an expostulatory remark or address …

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  • 18 expostulation — noun 1. the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest • Syn: ↑remonstrance, ↑remonstration, ↑objection • Derivationally related forms: ↑object (for: ↑objection), ↑expostulate …

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  • 19 expostulate — UK [ɪkˈspɒstʃʊleɪt] / US [ɪkˈspɑstʃəˌleɪt] verb [intransitive] Word forms expostulate : present tense I/you/we/they expostulate he/she/it expostulates present participle expostulating past tense expostulated past participle expostulated very… …

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  • 20 Persuade — Per*suade , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Persuaded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Persuading}.] [L. persuadere, persuasum; per + suadere to advise, persuade: cf. F. persuader. See {Per }, and {Suasion}.] 1. To influence or gain over by argument, advice, entreaty,… …

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