A firm warning or reprimand: he received numerous admonitions for his behaviour
More example sentences
- Yet one of his subordinates and eventual successor, had experienced similar admonitions from a judge in 1994.
- I don't think that will happen given just how strident the given all the judge's previous admonitions to this panel.
- He then went ahead with settlement building in spite of government admonitions.
reprimand, rebuke, reproof, remonstrance, reproach, admonishment, stricture, lecture, criticism, recrimination, tirade, diatribe, philippic, harangue, attack;
informal telling-off, dressing-down, talking-to, tongue-lashing, bashing, blast, rap, rap over the knuckles, slap on the wrist, flea in one's ear, earful, roasting, rollicking, caning, blowing-up
Australian/New Zealand informal serve
British vulgar slang bollocking