- tending or serving to admonish; warning: an admonitory gesture.
Origin of admonitory
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Examples from the Web for admonitory
"See that she gets her tea, sir," she said in a low, admonitory voice to Anthony.Jan and Her Job
L. Allen Harker
His daughter's voice, surprised and admonitory, came to him along the wire.The Borough Treasurer
Joseph Smith Fletcher
His spirits were too high to notice the admonitory note in her voice.A Son of the City
Herman Gastrell Seely
Deeply affecting and admonitory are some of the instances he records.The Hero of the Humber
Phœbe, in an admonitory tone, suggested that she had seen the British Museum.Hopes and Fears
Charlotte M. Yonge
Word Origin and History for admonitory
1590s, from Late Latin admonitorius, from Latin admonitus, past participle of admonere (see admonish).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper