HyperDic: scold

English > 3 senses of the word scold:
VERBcommunicationscold, call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambastcensure severely or angrily
communicationscold, grouch, grumbleshow one's unhappiness or critical attitude
NOUNperson scold, scolder, nag, nagger, common scoldsomeone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault
scold > pronunciation
Soundsskow'ld
Rhymesbehold ... wold: 49 rhymes with owld...
English > scold: 3 senses > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault.
Synonymsscolder, nag, nagger, common scold
NarrowerharridanA scolding (even vicious) old woman
Broaderunpleasant person, disagreeable personA person who is not pleasant or agreeable
Spanishregañón
Catalanregañón, reganyaire, reganyós
Verbsscoldshow one's unhappiness or critical attitude
English > scold: 3 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningcensure severely or angrily.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot scold Sue
Example"The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"
Synonymscall on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast
Narrowerchastise, castigate, objurgate, chasten, correctcensure severely
tell off, brush downreprimand
Broaderknock, criticize, criticise, pick apartfind fault with
Spanishamonestar, censurar, criticar, dar una paliza, discutir, echar una reprimenda, increpar, llamar la atención, poner verde, rechazar, reconvenir, regañar, reñir, reprender a gritos, reprender, reprimir, reprobar, reprochar, retar, tener unas palabras, vociferar
Catalanamonestar, increpar, reganyar, renyar, reprendre
Nounsscoldersomeone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault
scoldingrebuking a person harshly
English > scold: 3 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningshow one's unhappiness or critical attitude.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong"
Synonymsgrouch, grumble
Broadercomplain, kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetchExpress complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
Spanishgruñir, refunfuñar
Catalangrunyir, rondinar
Nounsscold, scoldersomeone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault

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