Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Expressing admonition.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Containing admonition; tending or serving to admonish: as, “admonitory of duty,”

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective That conveys admonition; warning or reproving.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to an admonition

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective serving to warn
  • adjective expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective

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Examples

  • Hence he is apt to become narrative and admonitory, that is to say, fond of telling long stories, and of doling out advice, to the small profit and great annoyance of his friends.

    Wolfert's Roost and Miscellanies

  • When Heather's book appeared, indeed, a number of conservative commentators remarked it, calling admonitory attention to its author's thesis that a kind of illegal immigration, or technically legal immigration by culturally inassimilable people, played a major role in killing off the largest, longest-lived, most functionally universal polity that ever existed.

    The Brussels Journal - The Voice of Conservatism in Europe

  • When Heather's book appeared, indeed, a number of conservative commentators remarked it, calling admonitory attention to its author's thesis that a kind of illegal immigration, or technically legal immigration by culturally inassimilable people, played a major role in killing off the largest, longest-lived, most functionally universal polity that ever existed.

    The Brussels Journal - The Voice of Conservatism in Europe

  • When Heather's book appeared, indeed, a number of conservative commentators remarked it, calling admonitory attention to its author's thesis that a kind of illegal immigration, or technically legal immigration by culturally inassimilable people, played a major role in killing off the largest, longest-lived, most functionally universal polity that ever existed.

    The Brussels Journal - The Voice of Conservatism in Europe

  • I had heard from good authority that "to those whose propensities were known, Duroc's information that the Empress was visible was accompanied with a kind of admonitory or courtly hint, that the strictest decency in dress and manners, and a conversation chaste, and rather of an unusually modest turn, would be highly agreeable to their Sovereigns, in consideration of the solemn occasion of a Sovereign

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • I had heard from good authority that "to those whose propensities were known, Duroc's information that the Empress was visible was accompanied with a kind of admonitory or courtly hint, that the strictest decency in dress and manners, and a conversation chaste, and rather of an unusually modest turn, would be highly agreeable to their Sovereigns, in consideration of the solemn occasion of a Sovereign

    Complete Project Gutenberg Collection of Memoirs of Napoleon

  • I had heard from good authority that "to those whose propensities were known, Duroc's information that the Empress was visible was accompanied with a kind of admonitory or courtly hint, that the strictest decency in dress and manners, and a conversation chaste, and rather of an unusually modest turn, would be highly agreeable to their Sovereigns, in consideration of the solemn occasion of a Sovereign

    Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud (Being secret letters from a gentleman at Paris to a nobleman in London) — Volume 1

  • I had heard from good authority that "to those whose propensities were known, Duroc's information that the Empress was visible was accompanied with a kind of admonitory or courtly hint, that the strictest decency in dress and manners, and a conversation chaste, and rather of an unusually modest turn, would be highly agreeable to their Sovereigns, in consideration of the solemn occasion of a Sovereign

    Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud (Being secret letters from a gentleman at Paris to a nobleman in London) — Complete

  • An important thing to remember is that the state still owns all of the land in Ethiopia, an admonitory lesson on the dubious benefits of Georgist land tenure.

    Ethiopia Bleg, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • There may even have been some admonitory finger-waving.

    Lay off the Old Firm, Mr Salmond – Glasgow has more 'shameful' problems | Kevin McKenna

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