Tuesday, 14 March 2017

That Word: Admonition

That Word is the segment on my blog where I post new words that I discover newly or have jumped out at me once again. If you love finding new words this post is for you. If you're a writer looking for different words to describe some this post may also be for you.  


Where I discovered It

This is another word that I discovered in a list on the notes on my phone. I think I have a vague idea of what it means.


  1. an act of admonishing 
  2. counsel, advice or caution
  3. a gentle reproof 
  4. a warning or reproof given by an ecclesiastical authority 

An Example Sentence

The admonition had not been harsh but still it hurt to have one's idea shot down.

My Thoughts

Admonition is a familiar word that I did have a fair idea of what it meant. It's also one of those words that can be easily broken into syllables to learn which was just a thought I had. I like how the flow from ad to mon. It's not a smooth flow between the two but it isn't jarring either. I think it is this part that aids to being able to hear how the word sounds better. From that part it flows nicely to the rest of the word. 

Have you heard of admonition before? Do you agree with my thoughts? Is it a word you've used before? Would you use it in the future? Please feel free to leave a comment. I love hearing your thoughts. 

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