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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ad-muh-nish-uh n]
    • /ˌæd məˈnɪʃ ən/
    • /ˌæd.məˈnɪʃ.ən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-muh-nish-uh n]
    • /ˌæd məˈnɪʃ ən/

Definitions of admonition word

  • variable noun admonition An admonition is a warning or criticism about someone's behaviour. 3
  • noun admonition an admonishing, or warning to correct some fault 3
  • noun admonition a mild rebuke; reprimand 3
  • noun admonition an act of admonishing. 1
  • noun admonition counsel, advice, or caution. 1
  • noun admonition a gentle reproof. 1

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Origin of admonition

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; < Latin admonitiōn- (stem of admonitiō); see ad-, monition; replacing late Middle English amonicioun < Anglo-French < Latin; see admonish

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Parts of speech for Admonition


admonition 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 admonition

noun admonition

  • advice — If you give someone advice, you tell them what you think they should do in a particular situation.
  • warning — the act or utterance of one who warns or the existence, appearance, sound, etc., of a thing that warns.
  • counsel — Counsel is advice.
  • forewarning — to warn in advance.
  • caution — Caution is great care which you take in order to avoid possible danger.

Antonyms for admonition

noun admonition

  • 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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