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Synonyms of warning in English:


  • 1 the earthquake came without warning
    notice, advance notice, a word of warning, forewarning, alert;
    hint, signal, sign, alarm bells
    informal a tip-off
  • 2 cigarette packets are required to carry a health warning
    caution, piece of advice, notification, information;
    advice, counselling
  • 3 a warning of things to come
    omen, premonition, foreboding, prophecy, prediction, forecast, token, portent, augury, signal, sign, threat
    literary foretoken
  • 4 he was considering locking Lenny up as a warning to other young drivers
    example, deterrent, lesson, caution, exemplar, message, moral
  • 5 a further complaint may lead to a written warning
    admonition, caution, remonstrance, injunction, reprimand, censure, caveat
    informal dressing-down, talking-to, ticking off, telling-off
    British informal carpeting
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