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synonyms for admonitory

  • admonishing
  • exemplary
  • monitory
  • reproachful
  • warning
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How to use admonitory in a sentence

When we were mounted Mac leaned over and muttered an admonitory word for Piegan's ear alone.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
To this it may be answered that punishment for crime is not intended to be retaliatory, but admonitory and deterrent.
THE COLLECTED WORKS OF AMBROSE BIERCEAMBROSE BIERCE
It was not in human nature to refrain from giving the little savage an admonitory shake.
THE DOCTOR'S FAMILYMRS. (MARGARET) OLIPHANT
When she took her children to pieces before their faces, she was sharp and admonitory enough with them.
APRIL HOPESWILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS
The language of the dying woman was kind and free from reproach, but it was solemn and admonitory.
THE WATER-WITCH OR, THE SKIMMER OF THE SEASJAMES FENIMORE COOPER
They had their ramble, agreeable to both, despite the admonitory dose administered to one of them.
THE AMAZING MARRIAGE, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
Bella, entering with a raised admonitory finger, kissed Lizzie softly, but said not a word.
OUR MUTUAL FRIENDCHARLES DICKENS
While the Miss Schlegels were together he had felt them scarcely human—a sort of admonitory whirligig.
HOWARDS ENDE. M. FORSTER
Although the words were admonitory, they lost all didactic effect by the wealth of love and tenderness which sang in the voice.
SHORT STORIES OF VARIOUS TYPESVARIOUS
Momus plucked quickly at Laodice's sleeve and shook his head at her in an admonitory manner.
THE CITY OF DELIGHTELIZABETH MILLER
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO ADMONITORY

  • admonitory
  • exemplary
  • monitory
  • reproachful
  • warning
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.