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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ad-mon-ish]
    • /ædˈmɒn ɪʃ/
    • /ˌæd.məˈnɪʃ.ən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-mon-ish]
    • /ædˈmɒn ɪʃ/

Definitions of admonishment word

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

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Origin of admonishment

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 Admonishment


admonishment 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 admonishment

noun admonishment

  • scolding — a person who is constantly scolding, often with loud and abusive speech.
  • admonition — An admonition is a warning or criticism about someone's behaviour.
  • reprimand — a severe reproof or rebuke, especially a formal one by a person in authority.
  • reproof — the act of reproving, censuring, or rebuking.
  • reproach — to find fault with (a person, group, etc.); blame; censure.

Antonyms for admonishment

noun admonishment

  • praise — the act of expressing approval or admiration; commendation; laudation.
  • approval — If you win someone's approval for something that you ask for or suggest, they agree to it.

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