Admonitory (adjective)

Serving to warn or advise of a danger or fault.


The word "admonitory" is derived from the latin word "admonere" which means "to advise".


  1. The teacher gave an admonitory look to the student who was talking during class.
  2. The parents gave their child an admonitory talk about the dangers of drugs.
  3. The admonitory tone in her voice made it clear that she was not pleased with his behavior.
  4. The judge gave an admonitory sentence to the convicted criminal.
  5. The safety instructions included an admonitory warning about the dangers of using the equipment improperly.
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