- an act of admonishing.
- counsel, advice, or caution.
- a gentle reproof.
- a warning or reproof given by an ecclesiastical authority.
Origin of admonition
Related Words for admonitionrebuke, reprimand, advice, warning, counsel, forewarning, reproach, reproval, berating
Examples from the Web for admonition
Contemporary Examples of admonition
His supporters hosted a men-only fundraiser with this admonition on the invitation: “Tell the misses not to wait up.”The Republican War on Women Continues, Just More Quietly
October 13, 2014
It will be interesting to see how that admonition plays with the die-hards.It’s Not the President’s Speech That Makes News but the Reactions to It
January 29, 2014
That Soundos survived, and with a bullet in her head, seems to many an act of God, and an admonition.The Little Syrian Girl With a Bullet in Her Head
November 29, 2013
At first, Wilson took seriously his admonition to Americans to “be impartial in thought, as well as action.”A Noble Failure: Woodrow Wilson’s Presidency Considered
September 8, 2013
Kelly's admonition of the film through an aide‚ years after the fact, doesn't go down well.Ray Kelly's Dalliance With The Islamophobic Fringes
July 19, 2013
Historical Examples of admonition
The Trainer's admonition seemed like a cry to a cyclone, as void of usefulness.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
I felt it was so thoughtful of him to give me this admonition.A Woman Tenderfoot
Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
The physician said a little in the way of reproof and admonition, and left me.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
With that she recalled her mother's admonition, and went upstairs to Walter's door.Alice Adams
I complied with the admonition, and was able to say that I liked Doctorberger.The First Violin
late 14c., amonicioun "reminding, instruction," from Old French amonicion "admonition, exhortation," from Latin admonitionem (nominative admonitio), noun of action from past participle stem of admonere (see admonish). Meaning "warning" is early 15c. The -d- was restored in English 17c.