admonition admonition  /ˌæd mə ˈnɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness)
  2. (n) a firm rebuke


  1. The simultaneous applause and admonition reflect the paradoxical role of the European Commission.
  2. The admonition of omerta does not mean that one cannot speak about how he feels about given things.
  3. That quaint admonition must be weighing on the mind of Hong Kong-based alpha tycoon Li Ka-shing.


  1. Waste Can Become Business

    Suley Muratoglu, vice president, Marketing & Product Management, Tetra Pak Inc. There’s a kernel of wisdom in that old parental admonition: clean your dinner plate because there are children starving in Africa.
    on June 20, 2013     Source:

  2. Again: Please pass the budget

    OK, everybody, that’s a wrap. Let’s end this thing. Pass the biennial operating budget. That becomes the weekly admonition. We are not privy to what is taking place behind the scenes, but we are overdue for an encouraging sign. Passing the budget is easier said than done, but really, how much time does a legislature need to do what a legislature inevitably must do? The heavy compromise part has ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Wenatchee World


  1. "I think His Holy Father will be pleased to know that much of our foreign policy is based on the admonition to whom much is given, much is required," Bush said in a pre-trip interview.
    on Jun 8, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "When Sally came and put her hand on my arm, her lightest admonition was like the heaviest weight," Beutler said. "I would sulk back to my chair."
    on Mar 26, 2009 By: Chris Beutler Source:

  3. "What has not changed is that our relations with traditional and emerging great powers still matter to the successful conduct of policy. Thus, my admonition in 2000 that we should seek to get right the relationships with the big powers" --...
    on Jun 11, 2008 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: Economic Times

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propriety propriety
/prə ˈpraɪ ə ti /