admonishing

adjective ad·mon·ish·ing \ ad-ˈmä-ni-shiŋ \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of admonishing

:serving to admonish :expressing warning or disapproval in usually an earnest or solicitous way
  • The tranquil profundity of his daily satisfaction seemed sometimes to turn, by a mysterious inward impulse, and face itself with questioning, admonishing, threatening eyes.
  • —Henry James
  • The images from Hiroshima seared the consciousness of a generation, forever serving as an admonishing reminder of mankind's destructive capacities.
  • —Michael Elliott

admonishingly

adverb
    • "But there's a deal o' things to be considered, young man," Mr. Glegg added, looking admonishingly at Tom …
    • —George Eliot

Origin and Etymology of admonishing

from present participle of admonish



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