objurgate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v objurgate censure severely "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"
    • v objurgate express strong disapproval of "We condemn the racism in South Africa","These ideas were reprobated"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Objurgate To chide; to reprove.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • objurgate To chide; reprove.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Objurgate to chide
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. objurgatus, p. p. of objurgare, to chide; ob,see Ob-) + jurgare, to quarrel, scold, fr. jus, right, court. See Jury
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L.,—ob, against, jurgāre, to sue at law—jus, law, agĕre, to drive.

Usage

In literature:

There was a tumult of objurgations in the outer passage; but this King in spite of himself paid no heed.
"A Son of the Immortals" by Louis Tracy
She was too busy sobbing and the Colonel was too busy holding her and reiterating his objurgation, to look round or look up.
"A London Life; The Patagonia; The Liar; Mrs. Temperly" by Henry James
Surville did not appreciate, and he objurgated the natives so fiercely, that they jumped into their pirogues, and disappeared.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
With objurgations the captain and lieutenant coaxed them again to the left.
"At Plattsburg" by Allen French
To fill the world and the street with lamentation, objurgation?
"Past and Present" by Thomas Carlyle
It might have been very amusing, but unluckily we came in for our share of the blows and objurgations.
"Seven and Nine years Among the Camanches and Apaches" by Edwin Eastman
But there was no time for indulging in vain objurgations.
"The Radio Boys at the Sending Station" by Allen Chapman
It is customary to objurgate Thackeray as too moral.
"A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2" by George Saintsbury
The passengers go one by one to their assistance, and much objurgation and ornamental rhetoric floats freely through the atmosphere.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
You think, perhaps, I shall pursue you with objurgation or entreaty.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 360, October 1845" by Various
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In news:

Garbed in rainbow gown, he mounted the dais and barfed his Objurgation.
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