scold synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term scold:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. scold, scolder, nag, nagger, common scoldverb

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

    Synonyms:
    plug, nagger, scold, scolder, hack, jade, common scold, nag

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

    censure severely or angrily

    Synonyms:
    manducate, get at, reproof, censure, chide, bait, rile, lash, dun, cod, razz, chit-chat, crucify, grouch, bedevil, reprimand, lambaste, devil, gossip, get to, tantalise, frustrate, annoy, criminate, chew out, yap away, beat, arouse, cane, trounce, tease, taunt, bring up, slash, berate, lecture, raise, conjure, nark, natter, grumble, rag, crush, confab, rattle on, torment, ride, chew up, irritate, tantalize, underdress, strap, chew, rally, claver, flog, remonstrate, chat, vanquish, yack, chitchat, whip, confabulate, call forth, jaw, talk, rebuke, invoke, nettle, vex, call down, evoke, lambast, yack away, bother, gravel, shoot the breeze, stir, take to task, chaffer, welt, lather, bawl out, point out, dress down, visit, call on the carpet, twit, masticate, chatter, beat out, have words, chew the fat, chafe, scold, shell, conjure up, put forward

  3. grouch, grumble, scoldverb

    show one's unhappiness or critical attitude

    Synonyms:
    mutter, rumble, croak, trounce, berate, lecture, bawl out, reproof, dress down, scold, grumble, have words, call down, take to task, growl, call on the carpet, murmur, rebuke, jaw, grouch, reprimand, rag, lambast, remonstrate, gnarl, lambaste, chew out, chew up, chide

Wiktionary

  1. scoldverb

    Synonyms:
    rebuke, objurgate, threap

  2. scoldverb

    To rebuke.

    Synonyms:
    objurgate, threap, rebuke

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. scoldverb

    Synonyms:
    berate, rate, censure, reprimand, blame, chide, scold at, BLOW UP

  2. scoldnoun

    Synonyms:
    vixen, shrew, termagant

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

grunt



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