Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun object_lesson

1 sense of object lesson

Sense 1
example, deterrent example, lesson, object lesson -- (punishment intended as a warning to others; "they decided to make an example of him")
       => admonition, monition, warning, word of advice -- (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")

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