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scold

noun (n)

  • someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault (noun.person)
    source: wordnet30
  • One who scolds, or makes a practice of scolding; esp., a rude, clamorous woman; a shrew. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • censure severely or angrily (verb.communication)
    Example:
    The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car.
    source: wordnet30
  • show one's unhappiness or critical attitude (verb.communication)
    Synonym: grouch, grumble
    Example:
    He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong.
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To chide with rudeness and clamor; to rate; also, to rebuke or reprove with severity. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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