- to reproach or denounce vehemently; upbraid harshly; berate sharply.
Origin of objurgate
Examples from the Web for objurgatory
With eager and obsequious "Yes, Mas'rs" they obeyed the overseer's objurgatory indications as to their disposition.Prisoners of Hope
The farmer swore against him mighty oaths, and directed against himself a part of the objurgatory declamation.
But these questions of transient passions and objurgatory provocation are trivial and unimportant.
In which objurgatory strain Paris and France joins it, or rather has preceded it; making fearful chorus.The French Revolution
- (tr) to scold or reprimand
Word Origin and History for objurgatory
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.