admonition

noun
ad·​mo·​ni·​tion | \ ˌad-mə-ˈni-shən How to pronounce admonition (audio) \

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

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Examples of admonition in a Sentence

an admonition to be careful He offered words of advice and admonition.

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But as violence escalates and old animosities are rekindled across Asia, Washington has chosen inaction, and governments are ignoring the Trump administration’s mild admonitions and calls for calm. New York Times, "Waning of American Power? Trump Struggles With an Asia in Crisis," 13 Aug. 2019 Such admonitions haven’t deterred central banks, which are on a rate-slicing kick. Larry Light, Fortune, "The Global Collapse in Interest Rates May be Setting Investors Up for a Crash," 9 Aug. 2019 The conduct violated Cogan's daily admonitions to avoid all media coverage of the case. Kevin Mccoy, USA TODAY, "Trial judge rejects El Chapo's bid for new trial over claims of potential juror misconduct," 3 July 2019 Judges are supposed to read a standard admonition about that prohibition before a case. John D'anna, Arizona Republic, "A judge ruled The Republic had violated a court order in a controversial DCS case. Now, he has reversed that ruling," 12 Sep. 2019 Those manufacturers have increasingly taken the admonitions to heart. Wired, "It's Time for IoT Security's Next Big Step," 11 Sep. 2019 Since there has been no specific admonition to avoid THC oils, and no real effort to distinguish between nicotine e-cigarette liquids and other chemicals, kids are not going to understand the immense difference in danger. Michael Siegel, National Review, "CDC’s Bias Against E-Cigarettes Is Putting Kids’ Lives at Risk," 27 Aug. 2019 That means eating less meat, an admonition directed mainly at rich countries, whose people, often overweight, might in any case benefit from going on a diet. The Economist, "Gloom from the climate-change front line," 10 Aug. 2019 Judge Pamela Svoboda presides over her morning calendar without issuing an admonition. Mary Jo Pitzl, azcentral, "These courts must protect kids' privacy. They also must be public. Can it be done?," 31 July 2019

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First Known Use of admonition

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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

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admonition

noun

English Language Learners Definition of admonition

formal : a criticism or warning about behavior

admonition

noun
ad·​mo·​ni·​tion | \ ˌad-mə-ˈni-shən How to pronounce admonition (audio) \

Kids Definition of admonition

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

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