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NOUN (1)

1. someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault;
[syn: scold, scolder, nag, nagger, common scold]


VERB (2)

1. censure severely or angrily;
- Example: "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"
- Example: "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"
- Example: "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"
[syn: 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]

2. show one's unhappiness or critical attitude;
- Example: "He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong"
- Example: "We grumbled about the increased work load"
[syn: grouch, grumble, scold]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scold \Scold\, v. t. To chide with rudeness and clamor; to rate; also, to rebuke or reprove with severity. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scold \Scold\, n. 1. One who scolds, or makes a practice of scolding; esp., a rude, clamorous woman; a shrew. [1913 Webster] She is an irksome, brawling scold. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A scolding; a brawl. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

scold n 1: someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault [syn: scold, scolder, nag, nagger, common scold] v 1: 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" [syn: 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] 2: show one's unhappiness or critical attitude; "He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong"; "We grumbled about the increased work load" [syn: grouch, grumble, scold]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

139 Moby Thesaurus words for "scold": Xanthippe, admonish, amazon, baste, battle-ax, bawl out, beldam, belittler, berate, bitch, blame, blister, brace, bring to book, cackle, call, call to account, captious critic, carol, carper, carpet, castigate, cat, caviler, caw, censor, censure, censurer, chastise, chatter, cheep, chew, chew out, chide, chirk, chirp, chirr, chirrup, chitter, chuck, clack, cluck, cock-a-doodle-doo, common scold, coo, correct, critic, criticize, criticizer, croak, cronk, crow, cuckoo, denounce, dress down, drum, excoriate, execrate, faultfinder, fishwife, frondeur, fury, gabble, gaggle, gobble, grill, grouch, grouse, grunt, guggle, harass, harpy, harridan, have words with, honk, hoo, hoot, hound, jaw, lash, lecture, mob, momus, murmur, mutter, nag, nitpicker, objurgate, ogress, peep, pettifogger, pip, pipe, quack, quibbler, rag, rail, rant, rate, ream out, rebuke, reprehend, reprimand, reproach, reprobate, reprove, revile, roll, row, set down, set straight, she-devil, she-wolf, shrew, sing, smellfungus, spank, spitfire, squawk, straighten out, take down, take to task, tell off, termagant, tigress, tongue, tongue-lash, trill, tweet, twit, twitter, upbraid, virago, vituperate, vixen, warble, whistle, wig, witch