Noun Admonition Definition and Examples







A firm warning or reprimand.
  1. 'Does anyone out there still heed the old admonition, If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all?'
  2. 'Yet one of his subordinates and eventual successor, had experienced similar admonitions from a judge in 1994.'
  3. 'He mostly responded with admonitions and rebukes, only occasionally being pushed to think through an issue afresh, on the basis of his new Christian principles.'
  4. 'We are all against the present US administration's heavy-handed admonitions to reform.'
  5. 'Given that history, his admonition to the party essentially amounts to this: Do as I say, not as I did.'
  6. 'She paid no heed to the admonitions of the trial judge.'
  7. 'Following written statements, verbal admonitions are given, software is used, and course instructors reinforce Chat limitation guidelines.'
  8. 'The regular use of this second comma is one of the early admonitions of our old friends Strunk and White, who tell us that the second comma is often referred to as the ‘serial’ comma.'
  9. 'In spite of that admonition, Fichman's book is not a conventional, chronological biography.'
  10. 'He then went ahead with settlement building in spite of government admonitions.'
((n.) Gentle or friendly reproof; counseling against a fault or error; expression of authoritative advice; friendly caution or warning.)


1. an act of admonishing.

2. counsel, advice, or caution.

3. a gentle reproof.

4. a warning or reproof given by an ecclesiastical authority.


"people can have admonitions."
"admonitions can be to punishments."
"admonitions can be to places."
"admonitions can be to people."
"admonitions can be to lawyers."
"admonitions can be to actors."
"parents can have admonitions."
"admonitions can be from staffs."
"admonitions can be from popes."
"admonitions can be for hearts."
"admonitions can be at teas."
"admonitions can be at places."
"admonitions can be as decrees."
"admonitions can be about uses."

Late Middle English: from Old French amonition, from Latin admonitio(n-) ‘(cautionary) reminder’ (see admonish).

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