from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Mild, kind, yet earnest reproof.
- n. Cautionary advice or warning.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Gentle or friendly reproof; counseling against fault or oversight; warning.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Gentle or friendly reproof; counseling against a fault or error; expression of authoritative advice; friendly caution or warning.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act, or an act, of admonishing; counsel or advice; gentle reproof; instruction in duties; caution; direction.
- n. Eccles., public or private reproof to reclaim an offender: the first step in church discipline, followed, when unheeded, by suspension or excommunication.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness)
- n. a firm rebuke
The article concludes with an admonition from a psychologist that "We can move people to environmentally friendly behavior by simply telling them what those around them are doing."
"Shun" in the first admonition is harsh and has a christianist overlay, so I would substitute "avoid".
What a sober admonition from the remarkable gentleman from Russia.
As the conversation turned to his speech, Mrs. Obama said she thought it was going to be good, a compliment that led to an admonition from the president-elect.
Rosenberg and Feldman illustrate over and over again that the admonition is just as applicable to traffic on the information superhighway.
So she journeyed home - gray clad among her flowers, drawn by four hundred hands - home to the cool nave between the long columns that were fingers raised, not in admonition, but in triumphant thanksgiving for mercy, majesty, and glory.
That admonition is one of the finalists in an anti-lawsuit group's contest for the wackiest warning label of the year.
Coupla points: admonition is not the same as judgement.
The inferential admonition is followed (Pr 7: 26, 27), by a more general allegation of the evils of this vice.
Others think that wisdom, as the divine attribute specially employed in acts of counsel and admonition, is here personified, and represents God.