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Objurgation

noun
1.
Rebuking a person harshly.  Synonyms: chiding, scolding, tongue-lashing.






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"Objurgation" Quotes from Famous Books



... opposite, in stately black and white, I clip their wings, and make them peck among my poultry, and not swarm about my heaven. But soon must I be more continuous; turn over to my future title-pages, and spare your objurgation; a little more of this medley while the fit lasts, and afterward a staid course of better accustomed messes; a few further variations on this lawless theme of authorship, and then to try simpler tunes; briefly, ...
— The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper • Martin Farquhar Tupper

... the ear' to the second-mate, the captain turned round abruptly on his heel, with a muttered objurgation, having some reference to Jan Steenbock's eyes; and, as he looked aft, he caught sight ...
— The Island Treasure • John Conroy Hutcheson



Words linked to "Objurgation" :   rebuke, objurgate, wigging, reprimand, chiding, reproof, reprehension, reproval, wig



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