Of, characterized by, or exhibiting expostulation.

It is unquestionably a "Tendenzschrift," apologetic and expostulatory in tone, designed to defend and expound the writings and traditions of the Rabbis, whose "instructive parables and tales . . . are so many miniature paintings of the habits, manners, and modes of thinking, of an ancient people at a remote period of antiquity" ("Essay," London ed., 1826, p. 81).

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  • Expostulatory — Ex*pos tu*la*to*ry, a. Containing expostulation or remonstrance; as, an expostulatory discourse or letter. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • expostulatory — expostulate ► VERB ▪ express strong disapproval or disagreement. DERIVATIVES expostulation noun expostulatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin expostulare demand …   English terms dictionary

  • expostulatory — adjective see expostulation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • expostulatory — /ik spos cheuh leuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. expostulating; conveying expostulation. Also, expostulative /ik spos cheuh lay tiv/. [1580 90; EXPOSTULATE + ORY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • expostulatory — ex·pos·tu·la·to·ry …   English syllables

  • expostulatory — /əkˈspɒstʃulətri/ (say uhk sposchoohluhtree), /ɛk / (say ek ), / təri/ (say tuhree) adjective expostulating; conveying expostulation. Also, expostulative …  

  • expostulatory —  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ləˌtōrē, tȯr , ri adjective : relating to or containing expostulation …   Useful english dictionary

  • Remonstrant — Re*mon strant ( strant), a. [LL. remonstranc, antis, p. pr. of remonstrare: cf. OF. remonstrant, F. remontrant.] Inclined or tending to remonstrate; expostulatory; urging reasons in opposition to something. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • expostulation — noun Date: 1540 an act or an instance of expostulating • expostulatory adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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