admonition

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Admonition \Ad'mo*ni"tion\, noun [OE. amonicioun, OF. amonition, F. admonition, fr. L. admonitio, fr. admonere. See {Admonish}.] 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 inferiors.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

admonition

noun

1: cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness); "a letter of admonition about the dangers of immorality"; "the warning was to beware of surprises"; "his final word of advice was not to play with matches" [syn: {admonition}, {monition}, {warning}, {word of advice}]

2: a firm rebuke [syn: {admonition}, {admonishment}, {monition}]


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