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Meaning & Definition of Cautionary in English

English

Cautionary

/kɔʃənɛri/

adjective

1. Warding off

  • "The swastika...a very ancient prophylactic symbol occurring among all peoples"- victor schultze
    synonym:
  • cautionary
  • ,
  • prophylactic

2. Serving to warn

  • "Shook a monitory finger at him"
  • "An exemplary jail sentence"
    synonym:
  • admonitory
  • ,
  • cautionary
  • ,
  • exemplary
  • ,
  • monitory
  • ,
  • warning(a)