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scold

scold - Dictionary definition and meaning for word scold

Definition
(noun) someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault
Synonyms : common scold , nag , nagger , scolder

Definition
(verb) censure severely or angrily
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) show one's unhappiness or critical attitude
Synonyms : grouch , grumble
Example Sentence
  • He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong
  • We grumbled about the increased work load

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