Scolding
Scold Scold, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Scolded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scolding}.] [Akin to D. schelden, G. schelten, OHG. sceltan, Dan. skielde.] To find fault or rail with rude clamor; to brawl; to utter harsh, rude, boisterous rebuke; to chide sharply or coarsely; -- often with at; as, to scold at a servant. [1913 Webster]

Pardon me, lords, 't is the first time ever I was forced to scold. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • Scolding — Scold ing, a. & n. from {Scold}, v. [1913 Webster] {Scolding bridle}, an iron frame. See {Brank}, n., 2. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scolding — index critical (faultfinding), criticism, diatribe, disparagement, objurgation, obloquy, outcry, rebuff …   Law dictionary

  • scolding — n. 1) to give smb. a scolding 2) to get, receive a scolding * * * [ skəʊldɪŋ] receive a to get to give smb. a scolding …   Combinatory dictionary

  • scolding — Mere clamor, railing, personal reproof. Argument dignifies the orator and instructs and convinces the auditor. Scolding relieves somewhat the hysteria of the scolder, but only amuses or irritates the hearer. Argument is the professional weapon of …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • scolding — noun Date: 1547 1. the action of one who scolds 2. a harsh reproof < gave the child a sharp scolding for running into the road > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scolding — /skohl ding/, n. the action of a person who scolds; a rebuke; reproof: I got a scolding for being late again. [1425 75; late ME; see SCOLD, ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • scolding — noun I ll be in Mr. Kling s office getting my weekly scolding Syn: rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reproof, admonishment, remonstration, lecture, upbraiding; informal talking to, rap over the knuckles, dressing down, earful, roasting; formal… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • scolding — noun A succession of critical remarks, such as those directed by a parent towards a misbehaving child …   Wiktionary

  • Scolding — This very unusual name is of Anglo Saxon origin and is a locational surname from a lost place called Scadding or Shading in East Anglia, thought to have been situated near the place called Shading field in Suffolk. The latter is recorded in the… …   Surnames reference

  • scolding — Synonyms and related words: admonishment, admonition, beef, beefing, bellyache, bellyaching, bitch, bitching, castigation, chastisement, chiding, complaining, complaint, correction, destructive criticism, dissent, faultfinding, grievance, gripe,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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