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


[ˌædməʊˈnɪʃən] N (frm) (= reproof) → reprensión f; (= warning) → amonestación f, advertencia f; (= advice) → consejo m, recomendación f
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[ædməˈnɪʃn] n (frm) → ammonizione f
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(ədˈmoniʃ) verb
to scold or rebuke. The judge admonished the young man for fighting in the street.
ˌadmoˈnition (ӕd-) noun
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n. advertencia, admonición, consejo.
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Such a mode of admonition wins only coarse abuse for me - and, indeed, I almost feel as if I deserved it, for I hate to use such arguments; but they sink into his stupefied heart, and make him pause, and ponder, and abstain, more than anything else I could say.
For the first, the best preservative to keep the mind in health, is the faithful admonition of a friend.
The prudent housekeeper was again dispatched to bring the unhappy culprit before Mr Allworthy, in order, not as it was hoped by some, and expected by all, to be sent to the house of correction, but to receive wholesome admonition and reproof; which those who relish that kind of instructive writing may peruse in the next chapter.
The "ainos", as its name denotes, is an admonition, or rather a reproof veiled, either from fear of an excess of frankness, or from a love of fun and jest, beneath the fiction of an occurrence happening among beasts; and wherever we have any ancient and authentic account of the Aesopian fables, we find it to be the same." l
Wherefore, and because he looked with no favourable eye upon young girls, but rather considered that they and the whole female sex were a kind of nonsensical mistake on the part of Nature, he took occasion to retire and shake his head in private at the boiler; inspired by which silent oracle, he was moved to give Joe various stealthy nudges with his elbow, as a parental reproof and gentle admonition to mind his own business and not make a fool of himself.
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. Whatever he had been driven from school for, it was not for ugly feeding.
Tulliver's admonition alone might have failed to effect; in spite of Philip's new kindness, and Tom's answering regard in this time of his trouble, they never became close friends.
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.
But no admonition would help, till that the wind of an hacquebute blasted his shoulder, and then ceased he from further pursuit in fury.
Our own experience has corroborated the lessons taught by the examples of other nations; that emergencies of this sort will sometimes arise in all societies, however constituted; that seditions and insurrections are, unhappily, maladies as inseparable from the body politic as tumors and eruptions from the natural body; that the idea of governing at all times by the simple force of law (which we have been told is the only admissible principle of republican government), has no place but in the reveries of those political doctors whose sagacity disdains the admonitions of experimental instruction.
Philip's glance unconsciously went to the absinthe, and Cronshaw, seeing it, gave him the quizzical look with which he reproved the admonitions of common sense.
It seemed that Mr Chuckster had been standing with his hands in his pockets looking carelessly at the pony, and occasionally insulting him with such admonitions as 'Stand still,'--'Be quiet,'--