Synonyms for cautionary

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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CAUTIONARY

"Now Tootsie," said Mr. Bedelle, elevating a cautionary finger.

Plodder's cautionary signal had been hoisted to some purpose after all.

A woman's intuitions do not ask to have a cautionary signal repeated.

This remark startled me, and I was prompted to make a cautionary observation.

His aunt once called him into her room, and with a cautionary frown on her brow, bade him go dance.

Hence, to make a beginning, I venture to submit the following specimens of prudential and cautionary Dining-room Rhymes.

On some, there was a cautionary sign displayed, stating that gentlemen who played cards for money did so at their own risk.

“You mean——” Jo got no further, for Jim held up a cautionary hand.

Effie received her with a glance at once affectionate and cautionary, and immediately proceeded to speak.

This will only too fully account for the cautionary clauses of the following passage.

WORD ORIGIN

"conveying a warning," 1590s, from caution (n.) + -ary.

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