verb (used with object), re·mon·strat·ed, re·mon·strat·ing.
verb (used without object), re·mon·strat·ed, re·mon·strat·ing.
Origin of remonstrate
Examples from the Web for remonstrative
His father, remonstrative, but covertly proud of the excess, had paid his bills and brought him home.Dubliners|James Joyce
"I could come no quicker, sir," was the reply, given in respectful yet remonstrative tone.Under Fire|Charles King
“Another stop for a chimbley,” he muttered, with a remonstrative growl.Life in the Red Brigade|R.M. Ballantyne
“There, I told you how it would be,” said Sam in an ill-used, remonstrative tone.The Vast Abyss|George Manville Fenn
Need we say that the little pig came to the ground with a remonstrative squeal?The Island Queen|R.M. Ballantyne
Word Origin for remonstrate
1590s, "make plain," back-formation from remonstration, or else from Medieval Latin remonstratus, past participle of remonstrare "to demonstrate" (see remonstrance). Meaning "to exhibit or present strong reasons against" is from 1690s. Related: Remonstrated; remonstrating.