objurgatively

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From objurgative +‎ -ly

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɒbˈd͡ʒɜː(ɹ)ɡətɪvli/

Adverb[edit]

objurgatively (comparative more objurgatively, superlative most objurgatively)

  1. in an objurgative or reproving manner
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 3, ch. IV, Happy
      The foolish Patient still at intervals continued to break in on our discourse, which rather promised to take a philosophic turn: “But I have lost my appetite,” said he, objurgatively, with a tone of irritated pathos; “I have no appetite; I can't eat!”

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