admonition

noun ad·mo·ni·tion \ ˌad-mə-ˈni-shən \
Updated on: 14 Apr 2018
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

  1. an admonition to be careful

  2. He offered words of advice and admonition.

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Origin and Etymology of admonition

Middle English ammonicioun, admonicioun, borrowed from Anglo-French amonicion, borrowed from Latin admonitiōn-, admonitiō, from admoni- (variant stem of admonēre "to admonish") + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns

ADMONITION Defined for English Language Learners

admonition

  • : a criticism or warning about behavior


ADMONITION Defined for Kids

admonition

noun ad·mo·ni·tion \ ˌad-mə-ˈni-shən \
: a gentle or friendly criticism or warning
  • an admonition against false pride


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