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Definitions of scold

  1. To find fault or rail with rude clamour. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To reprove harshly or noisily; rail at; chide. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To find fault with; rebuke severely. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To chide rudely: to rebuke in words. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To chide sharply or rudely; speak in a loud or violent manner. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To rail in a loud and violent manner: to find fault. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To rail; find fault. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. show one's unhappiness or critical attitude; "He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong"; "We grumbled about the increased work load" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. To chide with rudeness and clamour; to rate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. To reprimand; to rebuke or reprove; to rail at with rude clamour. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. A scolding; a brawl. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. One who habitually finds fault. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. A rude, clamorous woman. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. SCOLDER. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. One who scolds, especially a virago. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. A rude, clamorous, foul-mouthed woman; a scolding. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. A rude, clamorous, foul-mouthed woman. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for scold

  1. Sometimes she stopped longer than she thought, and was late getting back, but Mrs. Alder did not scold her. – Clematis by Bertha B. Cobb Ernest Cobb
  2. " I suppose she was right to tell you, only-" " Do not think, Mary, that I am going to scold you, or even that I am angry with you." – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
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