Gentle or friendly reproof; counseling against fault or oversight; warning. (noun)
Examples of word admonition
"Shun" in the first admonition is harsh and has a christianist overlay, so I would substitute "avoid".
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."
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.
What a sober admonition from the remarkable gentleman from Russia.
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.