Synonyms of warning

(Entry 1 of 3)

serving as or offering a warning
  • usually gave her trademark warning look when the children were getting out of hand

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Synonyms & Antonyms of warning (Entry 2 of 3)

1 the act or an instance of telling beforehand of danger or risk
  • she delivered a strict warning that anyone who was caught stealing would be fired

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2 something that tells of approaching danger or risk
  • the ominously darkening sky was a warning that a tornado was approaching

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present participle of warn

Synonyms & Antonyms of warning (Entry 3 of 3)

to give notice to beforehand especially of danger or risk
  • the lifeguard warned the boys that if they continued playing so rough, someone was sure to get hurt

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The first known use of warning was before the 12th century

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“Warning.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 8 December 2019.

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to constrict the range or activity of

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