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Definitions for admonitory
ædˈmɒn ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr iad·mon·i·to·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. admonitory, cautionary, exemplary, monitory, warning(a)adjective

    serving to warn

    "shook a monitory finger at him"; "an exemplary jail sentence"

  2. admonitory, admonishing, reproachful, reprovingadjective

    expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective


  1. admonitoryadjective

    Of or pertaining to an admonition

    The schoolboy left an admonitory message on the bathroom wall.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Admonitoryadjective

    That which admonishes.

    Etymology: admonitorius, Lat.

    The sentence of reason is either mandatory, shewing what must be done; or else permissive, declaring only what may be done; or, thirdly, admonitory, opening what is the most convenient for us to do. Richard Hooker, Ecclesiastical Polity, b. i.


  1. admonitory

    Admonitory refers to something that is given or conveying a warning, reproof, or advice to correct faults or negative behavior. It's something that serves to admonish or caution; a reprimanding or cautionary advice.

  2. admonitory

    Admonitory refers to the act of giving a warning or reprimand, often in a way that expresses disapproval or criticism. It involves cautioning someone about their actions or behavior to prevent negative outcomes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Admonitoryadjective

    that conveys admonition; warning or reproving; as, an admonitory glance

  2. Etymology: [LL. admonitorius.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of admonitory in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of admonitory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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