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verb (used with object) Archaic.
  1. to admonish.
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Origin of monish

1250–1300; Middle English monisshen, probably aphetic variant of amonisshen to admonish
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Related Words for monish

scold, chide, berate, admonish, upbraid, censure, castigate, reprimand, oppose, reproach, criticize, rebuke, denounce, blame, condemn, read, pay, rake, rip, reprehend

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Historical Examples of monish

  • Mishter Newland, you vash a gentleman, you vill pay me my monish.

    Japhet in Search of a Father

    Frederick Marryat

  • Vill you pay me my monish, Mr Newland, or vill you go to prison?

  • I must not lose my monish, and I shall lose it if you do not sign.


    Frederick Marryat

  • Dis voman called at my shtore yesterday, and begged me for monish.

  • Vengeance is but de breath of de vind; it blow for you one day, it blow against you de next; de only real good is monish.

    Under Two Flags

    Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]