adjective noun admonishing (act.) or being admonished (pass.); giving or taking advice; a spiritual instructor or adviser. MN.i.145 AN.i.25 SN.v.67 Iti.107
■ anovādaka one who cannot or does not want to be advised, incorrigible Ja.i.159; Ja.iii.256, Ja.iii.304; Ja.v.314.
fr. ovāda; cp. BSk. avavādaka in same meaning, e.g. Divy.48, Divy.254, Divy.385