Definition of admonition in English:


Line breaks: ad¦mon|ition
Pronunciation: /ˌadməˈnɪʃ(ə)n


A firm warning or reprimand: he received numerous admonitions for his behaviour
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  • 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
British informal rocket, wigging, slating, ticking off, carpeting
Australian/New Zealand informal serve
British vulgar slang bollocking
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exhortation, warning, caution, caveat, piece of advice, admonishment, recommendation;
injunction, monition, enjoinment, instruction, direction, suggestion, lesson, lecture, precept;
advice, counsel, guidance, urging, encouragement, persuasion, pressure

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