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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (2)

1. serving to warn;
- Example: "shook a monitory finger at him"
- Example: "an exemplary jail sentence"
[syn: admonitory, cautionary, exemplary, monitory, warning(a)]

2. expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective;
[syn: admonitory, admonishing, reproachful, reproving]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Admonitory \Ad*mon"i*to*ry\, a. [LL. admonitorius.] That conveys admonition; warning or reproving; as, an admonitory glance. -- Ad*mon"i*to*ri*ly,, adv. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

admonitory adj 1: serving to warn; "shook a monitory finger at him"; "an exemplary jail sentence" [syn: admonitory, cautionary, exemplary, monitory, warning(a)] 2: expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective [syn: admonitory, admonishing, reproachful, reproving]