Objurgation



[ob-jer-geyt, uh b-jur-geyt] /ˈɒb dʒərˌgeɪt, əbˈdʒɜr geɪt/

verb (used with object), objurgated, objurgating.
1.
to reproach or denounce vehemently; upbraid harshly; berate sharply.
/ˈɒbdʒəˌɡeɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to scold or reprimand
verb

to express strong disapproval; to criticize severely
Word Origin

Latin objurgare ‘to rebuke’
n.

1540s, from Latin obiurgationem (nominative obiurgatio) “a chiding, reproving, reproof,” noun of action from past participle stem of obiurgare (see objurgate).
v.

1610s, from Latin obiurgatus, past participle of obiurgare “to chide, rebuke,” from ob- (see ob-) + iurgare “to quarrel, scold,” from phrase iure agere “to deal in a lawsuit,” from ablative of ius “right; law; suit” (see just (adj.)) + agere “to do, act, set in motion” (see act (n.)). Related: Objurgatory.

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