expostulation

[ ik-spos-chuh-ley-shuh n ]
/ ɪkˌspɒs tʃəˈleɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of expostulating; remonstrance; earnest and kindly protest: In spite of my expostulations, he insisted on driving me home.
an expostulatory remark or address.

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Origin of expostulation

1580–90; < Latin expostulātiōn- (stem of expostulātiō) complaint. See expostulate, -ion
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