cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness);
"a letter of admonition about the dangers of immorality"
"the warning was to beware of surprises"
"his final word of advice was not to play with matches"
a firm rebuke
- She received an admonition from the boss.
- The typist received an admonition from the supervisor for being careless.
- The students take the admonition from their teacher.
- Isabel listened with extreme respect to this admonition.