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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scold, scolder, nag, nagger, common scold(noun)

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

    temper, tenderness, rawness, uncomfortableness, botheration, soreness, provocation, pique, aggravation, excitation, annoying, innervation, irritation, annoyance, vexation, discomfort

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

    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"

    cap, ceiling

  3. grouch, grumble, scold(verb)

    show one's unhappiness or critical attitude

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

    western blackberry, western dewberry


  1. scold(verb)

    rebuke, objurgate, threap

  2. scold(verb)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. scold(v. a.)

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

  2. scold(n.)

    vixen, shrew, termagant

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. scold(n)

    shrew, vixen, virago, termagant, rixatrix, xantippe

  2. scold(v)

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

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  1. Lewis Baldwin:

    Democratic Socialist would eat pig feet out of a jar, coretta would often scold him for picking food out of the pots when she was cooking.

  2. Vikrant Parsai:

    Never scold or beat a child until he starts asking you questions whose answers you are unable to give.

  3. Vladimir Putin:

    Even though not many, there are jobs in place as part of cooperation with Russia. We are talking about tens of thousands, potentially hundreds of thousands, of jobs, i am not saying this to scold or commend anyone. Absolutely not.

  4. Salman Aziz:

    We live kind of society where people scold you for wearing crop clothes. But for their own pleasure and entertainment this society tears your clothes apart to see your naked body. Even the society forces you to strip down your clothes for their hidden satisfaction. But in front of all they just say you are so nasty.

  5. Janjira Kaewmaram:

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

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