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English noun: admonition

1. admonition (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.

Synonymsmonition, warning, word of advice

Broader (hypernym)advice

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

2. admonition (communication) a firm rebuke

Synonymsadmonishment, monition

Broader (hypernym)rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval

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