remonstrative


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re·mon·strate

 (rĭ-mŏn′strāt′, rĕm′ŏn-)
v. re·mon·strat·ed, re·mon·strat·ing, re·mon·strates
v.tr.
To say or plead in protest, objection, or reproof.
v.intr.
To reason or plead in protest; present an objection. See Synonyms at object.

[Medieval Latin remōnstrāre, remōnstrāt-, to demonstrate : Latin re-, re- + Latin mōnstrāre, to show (from mōnstrum, portent; see monster).]

re′mon·stra′tion (rē′mŏn-strā′shən, rĕm′ən-) n.
re·mon′stra·tive (rĭ-mŏn′strə-tĭv) adj.
re·mon′stra·tive·ly adv.
re·mon′stra′tor n.
References in classic literature ?
The man from Shropshire ventures another remonstrative "My lord!" but the Chancellor, being aware of him, has dexterously vanished.
Pollyanna opened wide her eyes at the remonstrative dismay in her aunt's voice.
There had been a few worrying situations for him during the opening match against Hong Kong and then against a spirited Bangladesh in the final, but Rohit was hardly remonstrative and tried to absorb the pressure by thinking on his feet.