Expostulation meaning

(countable) The act of reasoning earnestly in order to dissuade or remonstrate.
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(uncountable) A comment of earnest reasoning meant to dissuade or remonstrate.
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Origin of expostulation

  • From Latin expostulātiōnem, accusative singular of expostulātiō (“complaint, expostulation"), from expostulō (“demand, expostulate"), from ex (“out of, from") + postulō (“demand or claim"). See expostulate.

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