admonitory


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ad·mon·i·to·ry

 (ăd-mŏn′ĭ-tôr′ē)
adj.
Expressing admonition.

ad•mon•i•to•ry

(ædˈmɒn ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

adj.
tending or serving to admonish; warning.
[1585–95; < Medieval Latin]
ad•mon`i•to′ri•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.admonitory - serving to warnadmonitory - serving to warn; "shook a monitory finger at him"; "an exemplary jail sentence"
dissuasive - deterring from action; "dissuasive advice"; "made a slight dissuasive gesture with her hand"
2.admonitory - expressing reproof or reproach especially as a correctiveadmonitory - expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective
unfavorable, unfavourable - not encouraging or approving or pleasing; "unfavorable conditions"; "an unfavorable comparison"; "unfavorable comments", "unfavorable impression"

admonitory

adjective
Translations

admonitory

[ədˈmɒnɪtərɪ] ADJ (frm) → admonitorio

admonitory

adj(er)mahnend
References in classic literature ?
Returning suddenly to her admonitory tone, she said, dropping her voice, "If you must have a `went', Teddy, go and devote yourself to one of the `pretty, modest girls' whom you do respect, and not waste your time with the silly ones.
In good time, nevertheless, as the ardor of youth declines; as years and dumps increase; as reflection lends her solemn pauses; in short, as a general lassitude overtakes the sated Turk; then a love of ease and virtue supplants the love for maidens; our Ottoman enters upon the impotent, repentant, admonitory stage of life, forswears, disbands the harem, and grown to an exemplary, sulky old soul, goes about all alone among the meridians and parallels saying his prayers, and warning each young Leviathan from his amorous errors.
Bird, looking the very picture of delight, was superintending the arrangements of the table, ever and anon mingling admonitory remarks to a number of frolicsome juveniles, who were effervescing in all those modes of untold gambol and mischief that have astonished mothers ever since the flood.
With an admonitory gesture to keep them back, he stooped, and looked in through the crevice in the wall.
Dick, who was so low-spirited at the prospect of our separation, and played so ill in consequence, that my aunt, after giving him several admonitory raps on the knuckles with her dice-box, shut up the board, and declined to play with him any more.
The Countess greeted them with her grave smile, and Archer, feeling his host's admonitory glance on him, rose and surrendered his seat.
Chadband stalks to the table, and before taking a chair, lifts up his admonitory hand.
Somebody said, in an insinuating, admonitory voice:
I was prepared to be persuasive, touching, and hortatory, admonitory and expostulating, if need be vituperative even, indignant and sarcastic; but what the devil does a mentor do when the sinner makes no bones about confessing his sin?
He told them that steps would be taken immediately to free his serfs- and that till then they were not to be overburdened with labor, women while nursing their babies were not to be sent to work, assistance was to be given to the serfs, punishments were to be admonitory and not corporal, and hospitals, asylums, and schools were to be established on all the estates.
Hardyman gave her waist a little admonitory squeeze with his arm
shouted a tall young man, seizing the last speaker by the collar and giving him an admonitory shake.