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Definition of "admonition" []

  • Mild, kind, yet earnest reproof. (noun)
  • Cautionary advice or warning. (noun)
  • To reprove firmly but not harshly (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To advise to do or against doing something; warn; caution (verb)

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Use "admonition" in a sentence
  • "The article concludes with an admonition from a psychologist that "We can move people to environmentally friendly behavior by simply telling them what those around them are doing.""
  • ""Shun" in the first admonition is harsh and has a christianist overlay, so I would substitute "avoid"."
  • "What a sober admonition from the remarkable gentleman from Russia."