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Pronunciation:  `admu'nishun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  cautionary advice
  2. [n]  a firm rebuke

ADMONITION is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: admonishment, monition, warning, word of advice
 See Also: advice, deterrent example, example, lesson, object lesson, rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ad`mo*ni"tion\, n. [OE. amonicioun, OF. amonition,
F. admonition, fr. L. admonitio, fr. admonere. See
Gentle or friendly reproof; counseling against a fault or
error; expression of authoritative advice; friendly caution
or warning.

Syn: {Admonition}, {Reprehension}, {Reproof}.

Usage: Admonition is prospective, and relates to moral
       delinquencies; its object is to prevent further
       transgression. Reprehension and reproof are
       retrospective, the former being milder than the
       latter. A person of any age or station may be liable
       to reprehension in case of wrong conduct; but reproof
       is the act of a superior. It is authoritative
       fault-finding or censure addressed to children or to

Thesaurus Terms
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