- expostulating; conveying expostulation.
Also ex·pos·tu·la·tive [ik-spos-chuh-ley-tiv] /ɪkˈspɒs tʃəˌleɪ tɪv/.
Origin of expostulatory
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Examples from the Web for expostulatory
De Launay, if you love me, do not look at me with so expostulatory an air!Temporal Power
The comments of the press began to assume an expostulatory tone.James Fenimore Cooper
Thomas R. Lounsbury
But Bill knew Barber Sam and he had presence of mind enough to couch his expostulatory reply in the most obsequious terms.Second Book of Tales
There I wrote to Wagner an expostulatory letter, alluding to a couple of plays with which we were both familiar, viz.Wagner as I Knew Him
Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger
It was long, and all expostulatory why she pronounced her to be damned; and said many odd things.