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English Dictionary: scold by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
scold
n
  1. someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault
    Synonym(s): 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"
    Synonym(s): 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"
    Synonym(s): grouch, grumble, scold
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Scold \Scold\, n.
      1. One who scolds, or makes a practice of scolding; esp., a
            rude, clamorous woman; a shrew.
  
                     She is an irksome, brawling scold.      --Shak.
  
      2. A scolding; a brawl.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.
  
               Pardon me, lords, 't is the first time ever I was
               forced to scold.                                    --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Scold \Scold\, v. t.
      To chide with rudeness and clamor; to rate; also, to rebuke
      or reprove with severity.
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