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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  We  must  use  expostulation  kindly.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  expostulation 
  n  :  an  expression  of  opposition  to  a  course  of  action  [syn:  {remonstrance}, 
  {objection}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  EXPOSTULATION,  n.  One  of  the  many  methods  by  which  fools  prefer  to 
  lose  their  friends. 
 
 




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