Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of objurgating, or chiding by way of censure; reproof; reprehension.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of objurgating; reproof.

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  • noun strong rebuke; strong scolding

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  • noun rebuking a person harshly

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Examples

  • 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.

    The She-Wolf

  • 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.

    The She-Wolf

  • Obama's policies are certainly worthy of objurgation, especially his grievous misjudgment at the end of 2009 to cast an additional 30,000 troops into the Afghan abyss in support of a failing counterinsurgency (COIN) strategy.

    Michael Hughes: Bush Created A No-Win Situation in Afghanistan for Obama

  • Obama's policies are certainly worthy of objurgation, especially his grievous misjudgment at the end of 2009 to cast an additional 30,000 troops into the Afghan abyss in support of a failing counterinsurgency (COIN) strategy.

    Michael Hughes: Bush Created A No-Win Situation in Afghanistan for Obama

  • Obama's policies are certainly worthy of objurgation, especially his grievous misjudgment at the end of 2009 to cast an additional 30,000 troops into the Afghan abyss in support of a failing counterinsurgency (COIN) strategy.

    Michael Hughes: Bush Created A No-Win Situation in Afghanistan for Obama

  • And she had been divided between objurgation of the stupid, heavy-sleeping butler and doubt if the bell were in order.

    To Kill a Man

  • “Ass and mule thyself, Hauptman,” said the Swiss, in answer to this objurgation.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • Elspat, disdaining to continue the objurgation, or perhaps feeling her grief likely to overmaster her power of expressing her resentment, had left the hut, and was walking forth in the bright moonshine.

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • Mr. The Englishman had got as far into his usual objurgation as,

    Somebody's Luggage

  • The objurgation of David Deans, however well meant, was unhappily timed.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

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  • " Unhappy woman she has been too long and too persistently denied her legitimate prerogative to listen to his objurgations with any other feeling than the derision of the desperate."

    Joyce, Ulysses, 14

    January 20, 2007

  • "...the frightful din of the early morning, oaths such as he had never heard, objurgations..."

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Truelove, 177

    March 11, 2008

  • He hurled objurgations, in the Canton dialect and bad Malay, against the group of slave-girls standing a little way off, half frightened, half amused, at his violence.

    - Conrad, Almayer's Folly, ch. 9

    October 18, 2008