As for Rome, no terms of objurgation were too strong for the papal court.
To fill the world and the street with lamentation, objurgation?
A little encouragement of this kind has more effect than heavy loads of objurgation.
He is fluent in oath and objurgation, cursing like an inmate of the pit.
There is a, shriek of objurgation in the air, and a flutter of soiled linen on the breeze.
His objurgation of the Scribes and Pharisees is almost without a parallel.
He was the center of a fire of argument and objurgation he could not resist.
At last, with a final torrent of objurgation, he disappeared.
The objurgation of David Deans, however well meant, was unhappily timed.
She did not deign to accompany this act by a single word of objurgation.
to express strong disapproval; to criticize severely
Latin objurgare 'to rebuke'
1540s, from Latin obiurgationem (nominative obiurgatio) "a chiding, reproving, reproof," noun of action from past participle stem of obiurgare (see objurgate).
1610s, from Latin obiurgatus, past participle of obiurgare "to chide, rebuke," from ob- (see ob-) + iurgare "to quarrel, scold," from phrase iure agere "to deal in a lawsuit," from ablative of ius "right; law; suit" (see just (adj.)) + agere "to do, act, set in motion" (see act (n.)). Related: Objurgatory.