American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To scold or rebuke sharply; berate.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To chide; reprove.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To chide; to reprove.
- v. express strong disapproval of
- v. censure severely
- 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). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Meanwhile I'll huff and objurgate with awe-inducing fallacy”
“It would be my advice to persons situated in this way, to not roll or thrash around, because this excites the interest of all the different sorts of animals and makes every last one of them want to turn out and see what is going on, and this makes things worse than they were before, and of course makes you objurgate harder, too, if you can.”
“It is customary to objurgate Thackeray as too moral.”
“Four of his fellow-passengers followed, inspired by his example, ready to explore, to objurgate, to resist, to submit, to proceed, according as their prime factor might be inclined to sway them.”
“Why, then, make an exalted virtue of the necessity which drives us, and objurgate the poor black man because he prefers present ease to a doubtful prospective retirement on a competency?”
“He was about to objurgate, but affirmatived her motion to ring the bell for the servants, and addressed Peterborough: 'You read”
“He was about to objurgate, but affirmatived her motion to ring the bell for the servants, and addressed Peterborough: 'You read 'em abroad every morning?”
“This poor Legislative, spurred and stung into action by a whole France and a whole Europe, cannot act; can only objurgate and perorate; with stormy 'motions,' and motion in which is no way: with effervescence, with noise and fuliginous fury!”
“Yet she loved him too well to objurgate where she was only as yet suspicious; and in the quietness of the hour, she fell for a moment into her widowed habit of speaking as if none were present but herself.”
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