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