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English adjective: warning

1. warning serving to warn

SamplesShook a monitory finger at him.
An exemplary jail sentence.

Synonymsadmonitory, cautionary, exemplary, monitory



English noun: warning

1. warning (communication) a message informing of danger

SamplesA warning that still more bombs could explode.

Broader (hypernym)informing, making known

Narrower (hyponym)alarmism, alert, alerting, caution, caveat, false alarm, forewarning, heads-up, premonition, strategic warning, tactical warning, threat, wake-up call

2. warning (communication) cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness)

SamplesA 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.

Synonymsadmonition, monition, word of advice

Broader (hypernym)advice

Narrower (hyponym)deterrent example, example, lesson, object lesson

3. warning (communication) notification of something, usually in advance

SamplesThey gave little warning of their arrival.
She had only had four days' warning before leaving Berlin.

Broader (hypernym)apprisal, notification, telling

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