[ ad-mon-isht ]
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  1. rebuked or reminded of one’s duty, especially in a mild manner or with good will: As she spoke, the employee looked down and kicked the dirt like an admonished child.Tears came not from the admonished four-year-old who had destroyed the elaborate sandcastle, but from my dad, who had built it.

  2. cautioned or advised against something; warned: A previously admonished person entering the premises without the owner’s written authorization shall be deemed to be trespassing.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of admonish.

Origin of admonished

First recorded in 1590–1600; admonish + -ed2 for the adjective senses; admonish + -ed1 for the verb sense

Other words from admonished

  • un·ad·mon·ished, adjective

Words Nearby admonished Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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