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  • adj. Strongly rebuking or scolding.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Designed to objurgate or chide; containing or expressing reproof; culpatory.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the character of an objurgation; containing censure or reproof; culpatory.


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  • The awful objurgatory practice he is accustomed to.

    Roundabout Papers

  • But these questions of transient passions and objurgatory provocation are trivial and unimportant.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol 2, No 6, December 1862 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

  • Although known by various titles on the plantation, objurgatory among the hands, facetious among the heads, such as Dancing Devil, Spinning

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 96, October 1865

  • John Wiswall, a "young man with somewhat original objurgatory tendencies," was not of the meaner sort of families.

    The Bay State Monthly — Volume 1, No. 2, February, 1884

  • Among his children, by his wife Hannah, was one John, born March 21, 1667, who became the "young man with somewhat original objurgatory tendencies," and in the autumn of 1684 was rising seventeen years of age.

    The Bay State Monthly — Volume 1, No. 2, February, 1884

  • The man said something objurgatory under his breath, but forbore to continue the discussion.

    Tales of St. Austin's

  • For two hours the colonel, with the occasional objurgatory assistance of his partner, talked, begged argued, threatened, and even wept.

    Average Jones

  • The friar cursed the fool roundly, as was his wont upon every occasion, for he was none so holy that he disdained the milder forms of objurgatory oaths.


  • Thus, for instance, in the matter of Government, the period of the ‘Invaluable Constitution’ has to be followed by a Reform Bill; to laudatory De Lolmes succeed objurgatory Benthams.

    Paras. 20-39

  • The only sad thing in this fair prospect is that it is not the objurgatory Björnson, the philosophic Ibsen, and the impulsive Nansen, with their compatriots, now groaning under what they are pleased to call ` ` Swedish tyranny, '' who would enjoy this Russian liberty, but their children, and their children's children.

    [Autobiography of Andrew Dickson White


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  • Old Dante told so lurid a story

    Of suffering down in purgatory

    To make a good case

    That divine distaste

    Is stronger than objurgatory.

    September 15, 2017