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Expressing admonition.


(?dˈmɒn ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

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"


[ədˈmɒnɪtərɪ] ADJ (frm) → admonitorio


References in classic literature ?
Somebody said, in an insinuating, admonitory voice:
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.
The Countess greeted them with her grave smile, and Archer, feeling his host's admonitory glance on him, rose and surrendered his seat.