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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ad-mon-ish]
    • /ædˈmɒn ɪʃ/
    • /ədˈmɒn.ɪʃ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-mon-ish]
    • /ædˈmɒn ɪʃ/

Definitions of admonishing word

  • verb with object admonishing to caution, advise, or counsel against something. 1
  • verb with object admonishing to reprove or scold, especially in a mild and good-willed manner: The teacher admonished him about excessive noise. 1
  • verb with object admonishing to urge to a duty; remind: to admonish them about their obligations. 1
  • noun admonishing Present participle of admonish. 1
  • noun admonishing admonishment. 0

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Origin of admonishing

First appearance:

before 1275
One of the 13% oldest English words
1275-1325; late Middle English admonish, amonesche, admonesse, amoness, Middle English a(d)monest (with -t later taken as past participle suffix) < Anglo-French, Old French amonester < Vulgar Latin *admonestāre, apparently derivative of Latin admonēre to remind, give advice to (source of -est- uncertain), equivalent to ad- ad- + monēre to remind, warn

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Parts of speech for Admonishing


admonishing popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 91% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for admonishing

adj admonishing

  • warning — the act or utterance of one who warns or the existence, appearance, sound, etc., of a thing that warns.
  • admonitory — admonishing; warning
  • monitory — serving to admonish or warn; admonitory.
  • reproachful — full of or expressing reproach or censure: a reproachful look.

adjective admonishing

  • cautionary — A cautionary story or a cautionary note to a story is one that is intended to give a warning to people.

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