dire, grim, ominous, stark (esp. BrE), stern, strong

There were dire warnings about the dangers of watching too much TV.

repeated, urgent
adequate, advance, ample, due (esp. BrE), early, fair, prior

I need advance warning of how many people to cater for.


There was little warning of the coming disaster.

clear, specific
coded (BrE)

The explosion came 20 minutes after a coded warning to police.

first, initial
final, last

The referee gave him a final warning.

formal, government, official
salutary (esp. BrE), timely

The team's defeat is a salutary warning before the World Cup.


Her words sounded like a veiled warning.

audible, visual

There is an audible warning when a certain speed is exceeded.

verbal, written (both esp. BrE)

His employers have placed him on final written warning.


intelligence warnings of terrorist attacks

air-raid, bomb, hazard, terror, terrorist, threat (AmE)
travel (esp. AmE)
fire, flood, gale, hurricane, storm, tornado, tsunami

There are 39 severe flood warnings on 22 rivers across the country.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for the Gulf Coast.

health, safety

Every cigarette packet carries a government health warning. (BrE)

profits (BrE)
give (sb), issue, post, send, send out

The police have issued a warning about pickpockets.

Hurricane warnings have been posted on their website.

The Institute has sent out a new warning to all businesses.


The sensors provide early warning of the approach of enemy troops.

shout, shout out, sound

The sirens sound a warning when fighter planes are sighted.

The strike sounded a warning to all employers in the industry.

reiterate, repeat
be, serve as

Let this be a warning to you not to trespass on my land again!

What happened to him should serve as a warning to all dishonest politicians.

get, have, receive

They failed to heed a warning about the dangerous currents in the river.


The warning came just minutes before the bomb exploded.


On that day in 1916 air-raid warnings sounded throughout Edinburgh.

label (esp. AmE), notice (esp. BrE), sign

a campaign for health warning labels on alcohol

Red marks on the skin may be a warning sign for this disease.

bell, light, signal, system
in warning

The dog growled in warning as we approached.

without warning

He left his wife without warning.

warning about

a warning about teaching children to swim

warning against

a warning against complacency

warning of

They sent us fair warning of their arrival.

warning to

The police issued a warning to all drug users in the city.

let that/this be a warning (to you)
a word of warning

He gave us a word of warning about going out alone at night.

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