admonishment


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ad·mon·ish

 (ăd-mŏn′ĭsh)
tr.v. ad·mon·ished, ad·mon·ish·ing, ad·mon·ish·es
1.
a. To counsel (another) against something to be avoided or warn (that something is dangerous): "[Another competitor in the race] admonished him on the dangers of going out too fast" (Neal Bascomb)."Magazine articles ... admonished that women's financial independence was driving a wedge between husband and wife" (Lillian Faderman).
b. To urge or exhort (someone to do something): "Writers like Emerson and Thoreau ... admonished us to develop ourselves according to nature" (E.D. Hirsch).
c. To remind (someone) of something forgotten or disregarded, as an obligation or a responsibility.
2. To reprove gently but earnestly: "Lincoln pursued his interests in defiance of established norms. Far from being praised, he was consistently admonished" (Joshua Wolf Shenk).

[Middle English amonishen, admonishen, alteration of amonesten, from Old French amonester, admonester, from Vulgar Latin *admonestāre, from Latin admonēre : ad-, ad- + monēre, to warn; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

ad·mon′ish·er n.
ad·mon′ish·ing·ly adv.
ad·mon′ish·ment n.
Synonyms: admonish, reprove, rebuke, reprimand, reproach
These verbs mean to correct or caution critically. Admonish implies the giving of advice or a warning in order to rectify or avoid something: "A gallows erected on an eminence admonished the offenders of the fate that awaited them" (William Hickling Prescott).
Reprove usually suggests a measured disapproval ranging from mild to emphatic: With a stern look, the teacher reproved the child for whispering in class.
Rebuke and reprimand both refer to sharp, often angry criticism from a higher authority: "Some of the most heated criticism ... has come from the Justice Department, which rarely rebukes other agencies in public" (Howard Kurtz)."A [university] committee ... asked its president to reprimand a scientist who tested gene-altered bacteria on trees" (New York Times).
Reproach refers to criticism, sometimes from oneself, arising from a sense of personal disappointment or moral disapproval: "He bitterly regretted his foolishness, and reproached himself for weakness of will" (J.R.R. Tolkien)."She never reproached him for his bullying manners at parties" (Louis Auchincloss).

admonishment

(ədˈmɒnɪʃmənt)
n
formal another word for admonition
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.admonishment - a firm rebukeadmonishment - 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"

admonishment

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

admonishment

[ədˈmɒnɪʃmənt] nréprimande f

admonishment

, admonition
n (form)
(= rebuke)Verweis m, → Tadel m
no pl (= reproachfulness)Vorwurf m
(= warning)Ermahnung f
References in classic literature ?
His mother represented power; and as he grew older he felt this power in the sharper admonishment of her paw; while the reproving nudge of her nose gave place to the slash of her fangs.
Great things, and full of wonder in our eares, Farr differing from this World, thou hast reveal'd Divine Interpreter, by favour sent Down from the Empyrean to forewarne Us timely of what might else have bin our loss, Unknown, which human knowledg could not reach: For which to the infinitly Good we owe Immortal thanks, and his admonishment Receave with solemne purpose to observe Immutably his sovran will, the end Of what we are.
After the admonishment for the second time, the elderly servant was ordered to stand outside the meeting room and hold the minister's mobile phone.
He would do well to read the admonishment given to Boris Johnson at the time by Sir David Norgrove Head of the UK Statistics Authority that the money that the UK gives is in balance with what it receives back through EU grants, subsidies and trading within the Customs Union and Single Market.
However, it acknowledged its sanctions were limited to recommending the Commons issue a formal "admonishment" for his conduct.
The organisers appear to have taken cue from the president's public admonishment and planned better this year.The 2018 Jamhuri Day celebrations at Nyayo Stadium were well attended, a stark contrast to last year's event.
In tweeting admonishment to the Conservative Minister and her DCMS civil servants for their handling of a committee hearing on the creation of a new Racing Authority, I'm sure all our whips sought to do was issue a gentle reminder of the old adage: "fail to prepare, prepare to fail".
Friday's report cited Menendez's ethics problems, stemming from a federal corruption trial last year and a subsequent admonishment from the Senate Ethics Committee in April.
Assuring the former minister that he was not being insulted, Justice Nisar said, 'Just respond to the question you've been asked.' In response, Rafique said that he had come to the court to be appreciated but all he had received was an admonishment.
Rafique said that he had come to the court to be appreciated but all he had received was an admonishment. Submit your response and we will see if you deserve to be praised," Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan said.
"In support of his argument, counsel presented evidence of respondent's disciplinary and criminal history, which included an order of probation from 1994 resulting from respondent's no contest plea to a charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, three letters of admonishment issued in 2009, an admonishment letter from 2011, and an order disbarring respondent from the practice of law, dated November 17, 2016.<br />"Counsel also asserted that respondent's pattern of dishonest conduct was evidenced by the fact that just one year after being convicted of conducting a criminal enterprise, respondent knowingly took another individual's information to the Secretary of State in order to get a driver's license in someone else's name.
Over the seven decades of its independence, India is being constantly jolted into the realisation of this bitter reality, and the latest admonishment from the Supreme Court to the government to either attend to the deterioration of the Taj Mahal post-haste or tear it down is a testimony to the severity of the problem.