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warning

warn·ing

warning

pronunciation:
wor nIng
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the words, sound, or act of a person or thing that warns.
synonyms:
admonition, alert, caution, monition, notice
similar words:
alarm, caveat, indication, omen, portent, premonition, sign, signal, tocsin
definition 2: a signal or notice of an impending situation, esp. a dangerous one.
 
synonyms:
alert, notice, signal, tocsin
similar words:
admonition, alarm, caution, caveat, counsel, indication, monition, omen, portent, premonition, sign, symptom, token
definition 3: something or someone that serves as a deterrent.
Let this smashed car be a warning to all reckless drivers.
synonyms:
deterrent, example
similar words:
admonition, caution, caveat, monition, portent, sign, signal
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: acting as a warning or admonition.
a warning bell
similar words:
alerting, cautioning, ominous, signal, siren
derivation: warningly (adv.)
Word Builder: warning +
  • warning light:
    a bright light that serves as a warning.