expostulative

expostulatory

[ik-spos-chuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
adjective
expostulating; conveying expostulation.
Also, expostulative [ik-spos-chuh-ley-tiv] .


Origin:
1580–90; expostulate + -ory1

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expostulate (ɪkˈspɒstjʊˌleɪt)
 
vb (usually foll by with)
to argue or reason (with), esp in order to dissuade from an action or intention
 
[C16: from Latin expostulāre to require, from postulāre to demand; see postulate]
 
ex'postulatingly
 
adv
 
expostu'lation
 
n
 
ex'postulator
 
n
 
ex'postulatory
 
adj
 
ex'postulative
 
adj

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