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admonitory Line breaks: ad¦moni|tory
Pronunciation: /ədˈmɒnɪt(ə)ri/

Definition of admonitory in English:


Giving or conveying a warning or reprimand: the sergeant lifted an admonitory finger
More example sentences
  • ‘Ah, ah, ah,’ Vic said, shaking an admonitory finger at him.
  • Etskae shook his head, and waved an admonitory finger.
  • But when you ask for it back, don't be surprised to get an admonitory finger-wagging about being over-fixated on money and wealth, when you really should be thinking more about wellbeing and the work-life balance.




Late 16th century: from medieval Latin admonitorius, from admonit- 'urged', from Latin admonere (see admonish).

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