Adjective(1) serving to warn(2) expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective
(1) The report's tone is admonitory , its assertions sweeping.(2) Her words were admonitory , but there was a smile in her voice and a laugh in her eyes.(3) Sandra Gilbert, past president of the MLA, is both funny and wisely admonitory .(4) The discourses of Jesus on the subject appear to be admonitory rather than predictive.(5) Whether or not this little tale is true, it does pack an admonitory sting in its tale.(6) ‘Ah, ah, ah,’ Vic said, shaking an admonitory finger at him.(7) Em asked curiously, not at all affected by his admonitory expression.(8) But I suspect other biographers write about lives they consider to be exemplary or admonitory .(9) His commentary is inevitably wise and slightly admonitory in tone, as if he cannot bear a mistake he picks out of a fighter's performance: ‘He carried his right hand too low and he's going to suffer for it.’(10) And after the trauma of so many admonitory sermons on the sins of his late father, he never thereafter regarded Scottish Presbyterianism as a fit religion for a gentleman.(11) But when you ask for it back, don't be surprised to get an admonitory finger-wagging about being over-fixated on money and wealth, when you really should be thinking more about wellbeing and the work-life balance.(12) Venner was only slightly less admonitory .(13) ‘I'll laugh when that thing stops in the middle of the road in the rain,’ I joked in an admonitory tone.(14) But you can't really tell the animal off; it's in a cat's nature after all, and they wouldn't understand an admonitory tap on the nose.(15) Slate has picked it up, and I read also (some months after the fact) the admonitory article in the Chronicle on this subject some months ago.(16) Junichi watched as Murasaki chided her master with a grim expression on her face and her tone was gently admonitory .
2. admonishing ::
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