warningnoun [ C or U ]uk /ˈwɔː.nɪŋ/ us /ˈwɔːr.nɪŋ/
They can't dismiss you just like that - they have to give you a written warning first.
- Police have put out a warning to people living in the area.
- The judge said that the fine would serve as a warning to other motorists who drove without due care.
- All cigarette packets carry a government health warning.
- It would be irresponsible to ignore these warnings.
- The police are trying to sift out the genuine warnings from all the hoax calls they have received.
Thesaurus: synonyms and related words
- (I) told you (so)! idiom
- (just) you wait idiom
- cautionary tale
- do you want to make something/anything of it? idiom
- don't you dare idiom
- early warning system
- emergency cord
- fire a (warning) shot across sb's bow idiom
- ring/sound alarm bells idiom
- wake-up call
- warning/alarm bells start to ring/sound idiom