cautionary


cautionary

adjective

Definition of CAUTIONARY

serving as or offering a warning <the story of King Midas is a cautionary tale about the perils of wishing for something—you just might get it>
Related Words didactic, moralistic, moralizing; advisory, counseling (or counselling); punishing, punitive

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