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admonition

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noun ad·mo·ni·tion \ˌad-mə-ˈni-shən\

Simple Definition of admonition

  • : a criticism or warning about behavior

Full Definition of admonition

  1. 1 :  gentle or friendly reproof

  2. 2 :  counsel or warning against fault or oversight

Examples of admonition

  1. an admonition to be careful

  2. He offered words of advice and admonition.



Origin of admonition

Middle English amonicioun, from Anglo-French amonicion, from Latin admonition-, admonitio, from admonēre


First Known Use: 14th century


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admonition

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noun ad·mo·ni·tion \ˌad-mə-ˈni-shən\

Definition of admonition

  1. :  a gentle or friendly criticism or warning <an admonition against false pride>





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