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Adjective: admonishing  ad'mó-ni-shing
  1. Expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective
    "The admonishing supporters expressed their anger with the politician";
    - admonitory, reproachful, reproving
Verb: admonish  ad'mó-nish or ud'mó-nish
  1. Reprimand; express disapproval
    "He admonished the child for his bad behaviour";
    - reprove, reproof
  2. Advise or counsel in terms of someone's behaviour
    - warn, discourage
  3. Warn strongly; put on guard
    - caution, monish

See also: unfavorable [US], unfavourable [Brit, Cdn]

Type of: advise, counsel, criticise [Brit], criticize, damn [informal], knock [informal], pick apart, rede [archaic], warn

Encyclopedia: Admonish