Synonyms of admonition in English:


See definition of admonition


1‘Palmerston sent him a blunt admonition over the mistake’


reprimand, rebuke, reproof, remonstrance, reproach, admonishment, stricture, lecture, criticism, recrimination, tirade, diatribe, philippic, harangue, attack

scolding, chastisement, castigation, upbraiding, berating, reproval, censure, condemnation

informal telling-off, dressing-down, talking-to, tongue-lashing, bashing, blast, rap, rap over the knuckles, slap on the wrist, flea in one's ear, earful, roasting, rollicking, caning, blowing-up

British informal rocket, wigging, slating, ticking off, carpeting

NZ Australian informal serve

British vulgar slang bollocking

dated rating


commendation, pat on the back, praise

2‘the frequent admonitions of his anxious parents’


exhortation, warning, caution, caveat, piece of advice, admonishment, recommendation

injunction, monition, enjoinment, instruction, direction, suggestion, lesson, lecture, precept

advice, counsel, guidance, urging, encouragement, persuasion, pressure