Synonyms for admonishing

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ad-mon-ish
Phonetic Transcription : ædˈmɒn ɪʃ

Définition of admonishing

Origin :
  • mid-14c., amonesten "remind, urge, exhort, warn, give warning," from Old French amonester (12c.) "urge, encourage, warn," from Vulgar Latin *admonestare, from Latin admonere "bring to mind, remind, suggest;" also "warn, advise, urge," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + monere "advise, warn" (see monitor (n.)).
  • The -d- was restored on Latin model. The ending was influenced by words in -ish (e.g. astonish, abolish). Related: Admonished; admonishing.
  • adj cautionary
Example sentences :
  • Sometimes Jukes would break in, admonishing hastily: "Look out, sir!"
  • Extract from : « Typhoon » by Joseph Conrad
  • Eileen Pederstone looked in admonishing surprise at her father.
  • Extract from : « The Spoilers of the Valley » by Robert Watson
  • She swept an admonishing glance towards the others as she did so.
  • Extract from : « The Bondwoman » by Marah Ellis Ryan
  • The admonishing domino, hitherto peaceful, now took umbrage.
  • Extract from : « Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore » by Pauline Lester
  • The young mistress of the house seemed to be admonishing, instructing, someone.
  • Extract from : « Marriage la mode » by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Sterne is admonishing a young friend as to his manners in society: "You are in love," he says.
  • Extract from : « Robert Elsmere » by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • He met their anxious, admonishing glances, unable to interpret them.
  • Extract from : « The Hill » by Horace Annesley Vachell
  • My father in admonishing her had done it tenderly, I was sure.
  • Extract from : « The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete » by George Meredith
  • On his side, Crozier remains cool, admonishing Cadwallader to do the same.
  • Extract from : « The Flag of Distress » by Mayne Reid
  • What replies did you get from the men when admonishing them to desist?
  • Extract from : « Report of the Committee Appointed to Investigate the Railroad Riots in July, 1877 » by Various

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