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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To criticize or scold.

Usage examples (35)
  • admonish your friends privately, but praise them openly.
  • Those terms suggest a harsher tone, while "admonish" suggests a decidedly more genteel response.
  • The word, "admonish," generated enough curiosity to crown it Meriam-Webster's Word of the Year for 2009.
  • "admonish" (huh?) and the Oxford English Dictionary went with "unfriend" (hrmph) -- but the for more
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