Definition for warning

adjective as in cautionary

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According to Fischer, the warning system will be monitored through the Office of the Inspector General.

From Vox

It would also require platforms give news publishers 28 days advance warning of any changes to their algorithms that might affect the placement of news.

From Digiday

Many Americans appear to be taking those warnings seriously.

From Fortune

As shown in the figures above and the chart below, console makers have usually given the public more warning of their launch plans than they're set to this year.

The announcement came about a month after the city removed two statues of Christopher Columbus — without warning and in the middle of the night — following protests.

There were also crashes not due to either mechanical or human error but to a lack of warning of dangerous conditions.

Suddenly, without warning, the whole feeling of the scene changes.

The government continues to call for calm while warning people to be on their guard.

But we both know the warning signs and know what to do if that should happen.

We prefer to wave away the warning signs; like The Interview, Mulholland Drive was comfortably downplayed as over-the-top satire.

Is it true that whenever we are about to do an ill or unjust deed a shadow of the fruits it will bring comes over us as a warning?

His repeated coughing seemed a constant warning that at any moment he might be vanquished in the struggle for becoming silence.

I suppose that to most men such a warning would be a direct incitement to make the attempt.

Time and time again he had given warning of the approach of guerrillas, only to have his master meet them as friends.

On this the royal band of music would strike up its liveliest airs, and a great bell would toll its evening warning.


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On this page you'll find 116 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to warning, such as: ominous, admonishing, cautioning, threatening, admonitory, and exemplary.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.