Expostulation - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˌspɒstʃʊˈleɪʃən|
Brit.  |ɪkˌspɒstʃʊˈleɪʃən|

noun

- the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest (syn: objection, remonstrance, remonstration)
- an exclamation of protest or remonstrance or reproof

Examples

...despite the earnest expostulations of her friends, Jessica continued to date the foul-tempered guy...

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