1. cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness) (Freq. 3)

a letter of admonition about the dangers of immorality


the warning was to beware of surprises


his final word of advice was not to play with matches

Syn: ↑monition, ↑warning, ↑word of advice
Derivationally related forms: ↑warn (for: ↑warning), ↑monish (for: ↑monition), ↑admonish
Hypernyms: ↑advice
Hyponyms: ↑example, ↑deterrent example, ↑lesson, ↑object lesson
2. a firm rebuke
Syn: ↑admonishment, ↑monition
Derivationally related forms: ↑admonish (for: ↑admonishment), ↑admonish
Hypernyms: ↑rebuke, ↑reproof, ↑reproval, ↑reprehension, ↑reprimand

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  • admonition — I noun admonishment, advance notice, advice, alarm, animadversion, caution, caveat, censure, commonition, contraindication, contrariety, contrary advice, counsel, dehortation, deprecation, dissuasion, exhortation, expostulation, foreboding,… …   Law dictionary

  • Admonition — Ad mo*ni tion, n. [OE. amonicioun, OF. amonition, F. admonition, fr. L. admonitio, fr. admonere. See {Admonish}.] Gentle or friendly reproof; counseling against a fault or error; expression of authoritative advice; friendly caution or warning.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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