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1. Mild, kind, yet earnest reproof.
2. Cautionary advice or warning.

[Middle English amonicioun, from Old French amonition, from Latin admonitiō, admonitiōn-, from admonitus, past participle of admonēre, to admonish; see admonish.]


(ˌæd məˈnɪʃ ən)

1. an act of admonishing.
2. counsel, advice, or caution.
3. a gentle reproof.
[1350–1400; late Middle English amonicioun < Anglo-French < Latin admonitiō; see ad-, monition]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.admonition - cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness)admonition - cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness); "a letter of admonition about the dangers of immorality"; "the warning was to beware of surprises"; "his final word of advice was not to play with matches"
advice - a proposal for an appropriate course of action
deterrent example, object lesson, lesson, example - punishment intended as a warning to others; "they decided to make an example of him"
2.admonition - a firm rebukeadmonition - a firm rebuke        
rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval - an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"


noun reprimand, warning, advice, counsel, caution, rebuke, reproach, scolding, berating, chiding, telling off (informal), upbraiding, reproof, remonstrance She is full of admonitions about smoking now that she's given up.


1. Words expressive of strong disapproval:
Slang: rap.
2. Advice to beware, as of a person or thing:
تَحْذِير، نُصْح


[ˌædməʊˈnɪʃən] N (frm) (= reproof) → reprensión f; (= warning) → amonestación f, advertencia f; (= advice) → consejo m, recomendación f


[ædməˈnɪʃn] n (frm) → ammonizione f


(ədˈmoniʃ) verb
to scold or rebuke. The judge admonished the young man for fighting in the street.
ˌadmoˈnition (ӕd-) noun


n. advertencia, admonición, consejo.
References in classic literature ?
He settled to his repast with the charming little "table manner" that, from the day of his arrival, had relieved me of all grossness of admonition.
So the maternal admonition seemed rather to fail of effect.
The morning was made cheerful by Rebecca's start for school, the packing of the luncheon basket, the final word about umbrella, waterproof, or rubbers; the parting admonition and the unconscious waiting at the window for the last wave of the hand.
The clergyman stayed to exchange a few sentences, either of admonition or reproof, with his haughty parishioner; this duty done, he too departed.
I felt perplexed: I didn't know whether it were not a proper opportunity to offer a bit of admonition.
On whose judgement,' said my aunt, with emphasis, as an admonition to Mr.
Silas, feeling bound to accept rebuke and admonition as a brotherly office, felt no resentment, but only pain, at his friend's doubts concerning him; and to this was soon added some anxiety at the perception that Sarah's manner towards him began to exhibit a strange fluctuation between an effort at an increased manifestation of regard and involuntary signs of shrinking and dislike.
But Sancho did not so fully approve of his master's admonition as to let it pass without saying in reply, "Senor, I am a man of peace, meek and quiet, and I can put up with any affront because I have a wife and children to support and bring up; so let it be likewise a hint to your worship, as it cannot be a mandate, that on no account will I draw sword either against clown or against knight, and that here before God I forgive the insults that have been offered me, whether they have been, are, or shall be offered me by high or low, rich or poor, noble or commoner, not excepting any rank or condition whatsoever.
A tilt of the head as she emphasized some maternal admonition to the passive Geeka revealed occasionally a rounded cheek or a piquant little chin.
The young man stored in his mind the admonition whilst he admired the delicate tenderness with which it was bestowed.
This admonition neither made the young girl called Montalais cease to laugh and gesticulate.
I motioned him away the more instantly that the sight of his prying face reminded me that I myself had almost as little to do there-- an admonition confirmed by the sharp way the little doctor looked at me, appearing to take me for a rival who had the field before him.