Definition of admonition
1 : gentle or friendly reproof remembered the admonition to keep it simple
2 : counsel or warning against fault or oversight the principal's admonition against bullying
Examples of admonition in a Sentence
an admonition to be careful
He offered words of advice and admonition.
Recent Examples of admonition from the Web
Coming from a former gangbanger, the admonition to stay in line has a lot more weight than from a young, untested idealist.
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ADMONITION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of admonition for English Language Learners
: a criticism or warning about behavior
ADMONITION Defined for Kids
Definition of admonition for Students
: a gentle or friendly criticism or warning an admonition against false pride
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