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expostulation

Noun

1 the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest [syn: remonstrance, objection]
2 an exclamation of protest or remonstrance or reproof

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Etymology

From expostulare from ex- + postulare. See expostulate.

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. In the context of "countable": The act of reasoning earnestly in order to dissuade or remonstrate.
  2. In the context of "uncountable": A comment of earnest reasoning meant to dissuade or remonstrate.
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