objurgation


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ob·jur·gate

 (ŏb′jər-gāt′, ŏb-jûr′gāt′)
tr.v. ob·jur·gat·ed, ob·jur·gat·ing, ob·jur·gates
To scold or rebuke sharply; berate.

[Latin obiūrgāre, obiūrgāt- : ob-, against; see ob- + iūrgāre, to scold, sue at law (probably iūs, iūr-, law; see yewes- in Indo-European roots + agere, to do, proceed; see ag- in Indo-European roots).]

ob′jur·ga′tion n.
ob·jur′ga·to′ri·ly (ŏb-jûr′gə-tôr′ə-lē) adv.
ob·jur′ga·to′ry (-tôr′ē) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.objurgation - rebuking a person harshlyobjurgation - rebuking a person harshly    
rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval - an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"
wigging, wig - British slang for a scolding
Translations

objurgation

[ˌɒbdʒɜːgeɪʃən] N (frm) → increpación f, reprensión f

objurgation

n (form)Tadel m, → Rüge f
References in classic literature ?
Nevertheless, spite of this imperial objurgation, the short cloaks continued in fashion down to the time of which we treat, and particularly among the princes of the House of Anjou.
Henry propped himself up on an elbow and looked to see his comrade standing among the dogs beside the replenished fire, his arms raised in objurgation, his face distorted with passion.
While the good lady was bestowing this objurgation on Mr.
And she had been divided between objurgation of the stupid, heavy-sleeping butler and doubt if the bell were in order.
Soon he heard the rhythmic clack of the oars on the thole-pins, and the joy in his own yelp was duplicated by the joy in Skipper's voice, which kept up a running encouragement, broken by objurgations to the rowers.