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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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 At Lord Byron’s admonition, everyone was obliged to come up with a scary ghost story. chicagotribune.com, "The top 8 recommended Chicago shows to see now," 21 July 2019 For the moment, the company's trademark admonition against evil was being directed at a clear, unmistakably external target: the White House. Nitasha Tiku, WIRED, "Three Years of Misery Inside Google, the Happiest Company in Tech," 13 Aug. 2019 The admonition was invoked in just six of the 69 cases. Mary Jo Pitzl, azcentral, "These courts must protect kids' privacy. They also must be public. Can it be done?," 31 July 2019 City leaders, for their part, remain unfazed by Juul’s admonitions and have even been openly hostile toward the company. Stephie Grob Plante, Vox, "San Francisco, the home of Juul, voted to ban e-cigarettes," 26 June 2019 The admonition embarrassed Castro given that Hillary Clinton was closing in on picking a running mate. Bill Lambrecht, ExpressNews.com, "Julián Castro draws on HUD experience as 2020 candidates pitch affordable housing plans," 13 June 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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