Definition of Admonitory

1. Adjective. Serving to warn. "An exemplary jail sentence"

Exact synonyms: Cautionary, Exemplary, Monitory, Warning
Similar to: Dissuasive
Derivative terms: Admonish, Admonish, Caution, Example



2. Adjective. Expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective.
Exact synonyms: Admonishing, Reproachful, Reproving
Similar to: Unfavorable, Unfavourable
Derivative terms: Admonish

Definition of Admonitory

1. a. That conveys admonition; warning or reproving; as, an admonitory glance.

Definition of Admonitory

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to an admonition ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Admonitory

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Admonitory

admonisher
admonishers
admonishes
admonishing
admonishingly
admonishment
admonishments
admonisht
admonition
admonitions
admonitive
admonitor
admonitorial
admonitorily
admonitors
admonitory (current term)
admonitrices
admonitrix
admontite
admontites
admortization
admynistre
adnascent
adnation
adnations
adnerval
adneural
adnexa
adnexa oculi

Literary usage of Admonitory

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Colloquies of Erasmus by Desiderius Erasmus, Edwin Johnson (1878)
"AN admonitory NOTE OF ERASMUS ON THE TRICKS AND IMPOSTURES OF A CERTAIN DOMINICAN, WHO HAD PUBLISHED IN FRANCE THE COLLOQUIES OF ERASMUS RIDICULOUSLY ..."

2. The Friend of Peace by Noah Worcester, Massachusetts Peace Society (1827)
"Would they then deride every expression of philanthropic feeling towards slaves—themselves being in that degraded condition ?* A. admonitory HINTS FROM ..."

3. Aspects of Death and Correlated Aspects of Life in Art, Epigram, and Poetry by Frederick Parkes Weber (1918)
"Sepulchral- Monuments and Sepulchral Inscriptions of admonitory Character. The " Gisant" Type of Monument of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries. ..."

4. Transatlantic Sketches: Comprising Visits to the Most Interesting Scenes in by James Edward Alexander (1833)
"... but the day may not be far distant when it will again send out its waving and admonitory pyramids of smoke, and be shaken with earthquakes. ..."

5. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1880)
"spondent has quoted with admonitory verses (see vol. ip 249), permit me to add two more examples. The first is now common, but I quote it from the original ..."

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