[ ad-muh-nish-uhn ]
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  1. an act of admonishing.

  2. counsel, advice, or caution.

  1. a gentle reproof.

  2. a warning or reproof given by an ecclesiastical authority.

Origin of admonition

First recorded in 1350–1400; from Latin admonitiōn- (stem of admonitiō ); see ad-, monition; replacing late Middle English amonicioun, from Anglo-French, from Latin; see admonish
  • Also ad·mon·ish·ment [ad-mon-ish-muhnt] /ædˈmɒn ɪʃ mənt/ .

Other words from admonition

  • pre·ad·mo·ni·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use admonition in a sentence

  • Pulpits sounded with theological arguments where admonitions were urgently needed.

    The English Church in the Eighteenth Century | Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
  • She had whispered to him an hundred sweet admonitions that dear, bright night he was last at Cefalu.

    God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
  • The result might easily have been foreseen and doubtless was predicted by patriots whose admonitions have not come down to us.

  • It was the Judge who was now docile, and even admiringly obedient to all Ruth's wifely advices and admonitions.

    The Man Between | Amelia E. Barr
  • It seems to me that a transposition, vice vers, of the admonitions would be equally salutary and just.