remonstrating or objecting; expostulatory
Origin of remonstrantMedieval Latin remonstrans, present participle
- a person who remonstrates
- [R-] one of the Arminians in Holland who presented a remonstrance in 1610 setting forth their differences from strict Calvinism
Characterized by remonstrance: “Pericles is the least remonstrant of Shakespearean heroes, a stalwart sufferer who is not about to challenge the injustice of the gods” ( David Richards )
- A person who remonstrates.
- Remonstrant A member of a Christian sect originating among a group of Dutch Arminians who in 1610 formally stated the grounds of their dissent from strict Calvinism.
(comparative more remonstrant, superlative most remonstrant)
- Inclined or tending to remonstrate; expostulatory; urging reasons in opposition to something.