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Definition of expostulation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

expostulation

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ɪkˌspɒstʃuˈleɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˌspɑːstʃuˈleɪʃn//
 
[uncountable, countable] (formal)
 
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the act of arguing, disagreeing or protesting about something; a remark or statement in which somebody argues, disagrees or protests about something