Objurgate Definition

ŏbjər-gāt, ŏb-jûrgāt
objurgated, objurgates, objurgating
To chide vehemently; upbraid sharply; rebuke; berate.
Webster's New World

Origin of Objurgate

  • Latin obiūrgāre obiūrgāt- ob- against ob– iūrgāre to scold, sue at law (probably iūs iūr- law yewes- in Indo-European roots) (agere to do, proceed ag- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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