Definition of expostulation in US English:

expostulation

noun

  • See expostulate

    • ‘Anybody who has been the victim of a judge who has been premature in his expostulations has good reason to recall how devastating outbursts can be.’
    • ‘I am sick of the paranoid expostulations of our politicians on the threat of terrorism and terrorist activity in our country.’
    • ‘This, under the circumstances, has been justly characterized by one of the witnesses as an expression of remonstrance or expostulation.’
    • ‘Blame, expostulations, recriminations and horseplay - David provides an up-close-and-personal document of the family's most wrenchingly private moments.’
    • ‘Compare and contrast the treatment meted out to Minister Lewis, who was constantly interrupted with incredulous comments and expostulations.’

Pronunciation

expostulation

/ekˌspäsCHəˈlāSHən/