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  1. scoldverb

    rebuke, objurgate, threap

  2. scoldverb

    To rebuke.

    objurgate, threap, rebuke

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. scold

    chide, rail, reprimand, reprove, brawl, rebuke, abuse

    praise, encourage, compliment, laud, flatter

Princeton's WordNet

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

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

    plug, nagger, 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

    "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"

    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, shell, conjure up, put forward

  3. grouch, grumble, scoldverb

    show one's unhappiness or critical attitude

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

    mutter, rumble, croak, trounce, berate, lecture, bawl out, reproof, dress down, 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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. scoldverb

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

  2. scoldnoun

    vixen, shrew, termagant

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. scoldnoun

    shrew, vixen, virago, termagant, rixatrix, xantippe

  2. scoldverb

    chide, berate, censure, reprimand, blame, reprove, brawl, lecture, reprehend, vituperate, rate, rebuke, declaim against

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  1. Janjira Kaewmaram:

    Kru Ice is very nice, but if you are late with homework he will scold you.

  2. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan:

    We are not Europe's scapegoat, we are definitely not a country that Europe can point its finger at and scold. Instead of criticizing us, Europe should find a solution to increasing racism and Islamophobia.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Your true friend will spoil you like your Mom, scold you like your Dad, mock you like your sister, challenge you like your brother, and love you so passionately as if your best lover. True friend is like Cream to Coffee, Parle G to Tea, Joey to Chandler, Serena to Blair, and Duchess Kate to Prince William.

  4. Paul Ryan:

    I told Paul Ryan I got ta have a relationship with this guy to help him get his mind right, because, I'm telling you, he didn't know anything about government... I wanted to scold him all the time.

  5. Paul Ryan:

    Trump posted. His comments come days after excerpts from an upcoming book the former House Speaker as saying that Trumpdidnt know anything about government and that Ryanwanted to scold him all the time. Because Im telling you, Because Im didnt know anything about government... I wanted to scold Because Im all the time.

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