What is another word for warning?

Synonyms for warning
ˈwɔr nɪŋwarn·ing

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. warning

    From its original sense of sample or specimen (Latin exemplum) example derives the seemingly contradictory meanings, on the one hand of a pattern or model, and on the other hand of a warning — a sample or specimen of what is to be followed, or of what is to be shunned. An example, however, may be more than a sample or specimen of any class; it may be the very archetype or prototype to which the whole class must conform, as when Christ is spoken of as being an example or leaving an example for his disciples. Example comes nearer to the possible freedom of the model than to the necessary exactness of the pattern; often we can not, in a given case, exactly imitate the best example, but only adapt its teachings to altered circumstances. In its application to a person or thing, exemplar can scarcely be distinguished from example; but example is most frequently used for an act, or course of action, for which exemplar is not used; as, one sets a good (or a bad) example. An exemplification is an illustrative working out in action of a principle or law, without any reference to its being copied or repeated; an example guides, an exemplification illustrates or explains. Ensample is the same as example, but is practically obsolete outside of Scriptural or theological language. Compare MODEL; SAMPLE.

    archetype, ensample, example, exemplar, exemplification, ideal, model, pattern, precedent, prototype, sample, specimen, standard, type

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  1. warning

    caution, premonition, notice, admonition

Princeton's WordNet

  1. warningnoun

    a message informing of danger

    "a warning that still more bombs could explode"

    word of advice, monition, admonition


  2. admonition, monition, warning, word of advicenoun

    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"

    admonition, monition, word of advice, process of monition, admonishment


  3. warningadjective

    notification of something, usually in advance

    "they gave little warning of their arrival"; "she had only had four days' warning before leaving Berlin"

    word of advice, monition, admonition


  4. admonitory, cautionary, exemplary, monitory, warning(a)adjective

    serving to warn

    "shook a monitory finger at him"; "an exemplary jail sentence"


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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. warningnoun

    caution (against danger)

  2. warningnoun

    admonition, advice, monition

  3. warningnoun

    notice, notification

  4. warningnoun

    omen, presage, portent, prognostic, augury, sign

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. warningadjective

    cautioning, monitory, mentorial, monitorial, ominous, admonitory, admonishing

  2. warningnoun

    premonition, forewarning, caution, admonition, monition, portent, omen, beacon

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How to use warning in a sentence?

  1. Joe Biden:

    Let me issue a warning right now to anyone who participates in the corrupt giveaways of President Trump and his administration.

  2. George:

    Wouldn't it be weird if the only way people could die was that their heads suddenly exploded without warning If there was simply no other cause of death One day you'd be sitting there having a hot chocolate, and suddenly your head would explode.

  3. Adam Schiff:

    For the last two years, I have been warning the Justice Department, as The Trump lawyers have been turning over tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of pages of investigative files in Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation, that whatever precedent The Trump lawyers were going to set, The Trump lawyers were going to have to live by.

  4. David Wilson:

    This company sent us out when there was a severe weather warning, we spoke to another guide, he took his group out and within 15 minutes he turned around and brought them back because it was so unsafe. Number two, they never told us anything about the on/off button. That’s just ridiculous. That’s protocol that should happen. They were a very, very unprofessional company.

  5. Dan Gelber:

    Everybody was surprised, there had been no warning.

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