Search Result for "expostulation":
1. the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest;
[syn: expostulation, remonstrance, remonstration, objection]
2. an exclamation of protest or remonstrance or reproof;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Expostulation \Ex*pos`tu*la"tion\, n. [L. expostulatio.] The act of expostulating or reasoning with a person in opposition to some impropriety of conduct; remonstrance; earnest and kindly protest; dissuasion. [1913 Webster] We must use expostulation kindly. --Shak. [1913 Webster]The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
EXPOSTULATION, n. One of the many methods by which fools prefer to lose their friends.