Definitions for scold

Definitions for (noun) scold

Main entry: scold, scolder, common scold, nag, nagger

Definition: someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault

Definitions for (verb) scold

Main entry: call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, rag, rebuke, scold, dress down, take to task, trounce, have words, lambast, lambaste, lecture, jaw, berate, bawl out

Definition: censure severely or angrily

Usage: 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

Main entry: grumble, grouch, scold

Definition: show one's unhappiness or critical attitude

Usage: He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong; We grumbled about the increased work load

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