expostulations

expostulation

[ik-spos-chuh-ley-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of expostulating; remonstrance; earnest and kindly protest: In spite of my expostulations, he insisted on driving me home.
2.
an expostulatory remark or address.

Origin:
1580–90; < Latin expostulātiōn- (stem of expostulātiō) complaint. See expostulate, -ion

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