A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ad-mon-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
    • /ædˈmɒn ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
    • /ˌæd.məˈnɪʃ.ən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-mon-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
    • /ædˈmɒn ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/

Definitions of admonitory word

  • adjective admonitory admonishing; warning 3
  • adjective admonitory tending or serving to admonish; warning: an admonitory gesture. 1
  • noun admonitory Giving or conveying a warning or reprimand. 1
  • adjective admonitory cautionary 1
  • adjective admonitory Of or pertaining to an admonition. 0

Information block about the term

Origin of admonitory

First appearance:

before 1585
One of the 35% oldest English words
From the Medieval Latin word admonitōrius, dating back to 1585-95. See ad-, monitory

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Admonitory


admonitory popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 69% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 53% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

admonitory usage trend in Literature

This diagram is provided by Google Ngram Viewer

Synonyms for admonitory

adj admonitory

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

adjective admonitory

  • condemnatory — Condemnatory means expressing strong disapproval.
  • critical — A critical time, factor, or situation is extremely important.
  • cautionary — A cautionary story or a cautionary note to a story is one that is intended to give a warning to people.
  • advisory — An advisory group regularly gives suggestions and help to people or organizations, especially about a particular subject or area of activity.
  • deterrent — A deterrent is something that prevents people from doing something by making them afraid of what will happen to them if they do it.

See also

Matching words

Was this page helpful?
Yes No
Thank you for your feedback! Tell your friends about this page
Tell us why?