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Synonyms for scold
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Princeton's WordNet

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

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

    Synonyms:
    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, 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"

    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, shell, conjure up, put forward

  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"

    Synonyms:
    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

Wiktionary

  1. scold(verb)

    Synonyms:
    rebuke, objurgate, threap

  2. scold(verb)

    To rebuke.

    Synonyms:
    objurgate, threap, rebuke

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. scold

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

    Antonyms:
    praise, encourage, compliment, laud, flatter

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. scold(v. a.)

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

  2. scold(n.)

    Synonyms:
    vixen, shrew, termagant

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. scold(n)

    Synonyms:
    shrew, vixen, virago, termagant, rixatrix, xantippe

  2. scold(v)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    grunt

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How to use scold in a sentence?

  1. K.L. Rahul:

    My dad used to turn of the TV an scold me to study.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Vikrant Parsai:

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


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