Definitions for: Scold

[n] someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault
[v] censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"; "check" is archaic
[v] show one's unhappiness or critical attitude; "He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong"; "We grumbled about the increased work load"

Webster (1913) Definition: Scold, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Scolded; p. pr. & vb. n.
Scolding.] [Akin to D. schelden, G. schelten, OHG. sceltan,
Dan. skielde.]
To find fault or rail with rude clamor; to brawl; to utter
harsh, rude, boisterous rebuke; to chide sharply or coarsely;
-- often with at; as, to scold at a servant.

Pardon me, lords, 't is the first time ever I was
forced to scold. --Shak.

Scold, v. t.
To chide with rudeness and clamor; to rate; also, to rebuke
or reprove with severity.

Scold, n.
1. One who scolds, or makes a practice of scolding; esp., a
rude, clamorous woman; a shrew.

She is an irksome, brawling scold. --Shak.

2. A scolding; a brawl.

Synonyms: bawl out, berate, chew out, chew up, chide, common scold, dress down, grouch, grumble, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, nag, nagger, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scolder, trounce

See Also: brush down, castigate, chasten, chastise, complain, correct, criticise, criticize, disagreeable person, harridan, kick, kvetch, objurgate, pick apart, plain, quetch, sound off, tell off, unpleasant person

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