admonition

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noun ad·mo·ni·tion \ˌad-mə-ˈni-shən\

Definition of admonition

  1. 1 :  gentle or friendly reproof remembered the admonition to keep it simple

  2. 2 :  counsel or warning against fault or oversight the principal's admonition against bullying

Examples of admonition in a sentence

  1. an admonition to be careful

  2. He offered words of advice and admonition.

Origin and Etymology of admonition

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


First Known Use: 14th century


ADMONITION Defined for English Language Learners

admonition

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noun ad·mo·ni·tion \ˌad-mə-ˈni-shən\

Definition of admonition for English Language Learners

  • : a criticism or warning about behavior


ADMONITION Defined for Kids

admonition

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noun ad·mo·ni·tion \ˌad-mə-ˈni-shən\

Definition of admonition for Students

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



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