[ ad-mon-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ædˈmɒn ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /


tending or serving to admonish; warning: an admonitory gesture.

Nearby words

  1. admix,
  2. admixture,
  3. admonish,
  4. admonition,
  5. admonitor,
  6. admov.,
  7. adn,
  8. adnah,
  9. adnate,
  10. adnation

Origin of admonitory

From the Medieval Latin word admonitōrius, dating back to 1585–95. See ad-, monitory

Related formsad·mon·i·to·ri·ly, adverbun·ad·mon·i·to·ry, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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