What is another word for expostulation?

Pronunciation: [ɛkspˌɒstjʊlˈe͡ɪʃən] (IPA)

Expostulation refers to the act of expressing strong disagreement or disapproval. Synonyms for this word include remonstration, protestation, objection, reproach, censure, and criticism. Other related synonyms for expostulation include complaint, rebuke, condemnation, and dissent. In the context of an argument or debate, alternative words include opposition, defiance, and defiance. In an informal setting, words like objection, disapproval, and protest can be used interchangeably with expostulation. It is important to choose the right word as each carries a different connotation and can have an impact on how your argument or disagreement is received by the listener.

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What are the opposite words for expostulation?

Expostulation is a noun that refers to the act of expressing disapproval or opposition in a forceful manner. Antonyms for this word include agreement, acquiescence, approval, concurrence, and consent. Agreement refers to an expression of conformity or harmony with a particular idea or proposal. Acquiescence refers to a passive acceptance of a situation or decision, without objection or resistance. Approval implies an expression of favorable judgment or support for a particular action, decision, or proposal. Concurrence implies agreement or cooperation with others in a particular matter. Consent refers to an expression of permission or agreement to a particular course of action or activity.

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Usage examples for Expostulation

No one perceived that the drawing-room door had opened itself sufficiently to admit at least half the person of Mr. Hilbery, or saw him gaze at the scene round the tea-table with an expression of the utmost disgust and expostulation.
"Night and Day"
Virginia Woolf
He made no reference whatever to their conversation, and continued to act as if Paul's expostulation had never been uttered, but at the same time he was keenly alert to note any further symptoms that Paul still harbored his outlandish, preposterous, ridiculous, and treasonable idea.
"Jane Lends A Hand"
Shirley Watkins
Without further expostulation Gage seized the leg which still hung in the water and furiously tried to drag it down.
"A Poached Peerage"
William Magnay

Famous quotes with Expostulation

  • There are other difficulties in the way of accepting imperialism as an explanation of Muslim hostility, even if we define imperialism narrowly and specifically, as the invasion and domination of Muslim countries by non-Muslims. If the hostility is directed against imperialism in that sense, why has it been so much stronger against Western Europe, which has relinquished all its Muslim possessions and dependencies, than against Russia, which still rules, with no light hand, over many millions of reluctant Muslim subjects and over ancient Muslim cities and countries? And why should it include the United States, which, apart from a brief interlude in the Muslim-minority area of the Philippines, has never ruled any Muslim population? The last surviving European empire with Muslim subjects, that of the Soviet Union, far from being the target of criticism and attack, has been almost exempt. Even the most recent repressions of Muslim revolts in the southern and central Asian republics of the USSR incurred no more than relatively mild words of expostulation, coupled with a disclaimer of any desire to interfere in what are quaintly called the "internal affairs" of the USSR and a request for the preservation of order and tranquillity on the frontier. One reason for this somewhat surprising restraint is to be found in the nature of events in Soviet Azerbaijan. Islam is obviously an important and potentially a growing element in the Azerbaijani sense of identity, but it is not at present a dominant element, and the Azerbaijani movement has more in common with the liberal patriotism of Europe than with Islamic fundamentalism. Such a movement would not arouse the sympathy of the rulers of the Islamic Republic. It might even alarm them, since a genuinely democratic national state run by the people of Soviet Azerbaijan would exercise a powerful attraction on their kinsmen immediately to the south, in Iranian Azerbaijan. Another reason for this relative lack of concern for the 50 million or more Muslims under Soviet rule may be a calculation of risk and advantage. The Soviet Union is near, along the northern frontiers of Turkey, Iran, and Afghanistan; America and even Western Europe are far away. More to the point, it has not hitherto been the practice of the Soviets to quell disturbances with water cannon and rubber bullets, with TV cameras in attendance, or to release arrested persons on bail and allow them access to domestic and foreign media. The Soviets do not interview their harshest critics on prime time, or tempt them with teaching, lecturing, and writing engagements. On the contrary, their ways of indicating displeasure with criticism can often be quite disagreeable.
    Bernard Lewis

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