• WordNet 3.6
    • v scold 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"
    • v scold show one's unhappiness or critical attitude "He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong","We grumbled about the increased work load"
    • n scold someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Scold A scolding; a brawl.
    • Scold One who scolds, or makes a practice of scolding; esp., a rude, clamorous woman; a shrew. "She is an irksome, brawling scold ."
    • v. t Scold To chide with rudeness and clamor; to rate; also, to rebuke or reprove with severity.
    • v. i Scold 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 ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • scold To chide or find fault, especially with noisy clamor or railing; utter harsh rebuke, railing, or vituperation.
    • scold To chide with railing or clamor; berate; rail at.
    • n scold One who scolds; a scolder; especially, a noisy, railing woman; a termagant.
    • n scold A scolding: as, she gave him a rousing scold.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Scold skōld to rail in a loud and violent manner: to find fault
    • v.t Scold to chide rudely: to rebuke in words
    • n Scold a rude, clamorous woman: a termagant
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  • French Proverb
    French Proverb
    “By continually scolding someone, they in time become accustomed to it and despise your reproof.”
  • Samuel Butler
    “The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.”
  • Proverb
    “Three things drive a man outdoors; smoke, a leaking roof and a scolding wife.”
  • Pearl S. Buck
    “Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same -- and most mothers kiss and scold together.”
  • William Cowper
    “No one was ever scolded out of their sins.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Akin to D. schelden, G. schelten, OHG. sceltan, Dan. skielde,


In literature:

I don't even care if they scold me for being late.
"The Cuckoo Clock" by Mrs. Molesworth
I'm sure she may scold me for ever, and I'll not answer.
"The Grey Woman and other Tales" by Mrs. (Elizabeth) Gaskell
Once in a while Uncle James scolded some of the laborers.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
In vain he scolded and thrashed.
"The Silver Maple" by Marian Keith
He scolded the mothers roundly whenever he was called to see a sick baby.
"Treasure Valley" by Marian Keith
The hen cackled, and the pig squealed, and the gardener scolded.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
You ought to have had the sort of scoldings I used to get from Maw Hoover!
"The Camp Fire Girls in the Mountains" by Jane L. Stewart
When the Triton saw the boy he began to scold.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
I should be very sorry to get you a scolding, my poor Gourmandinet.
"Old French Fairy Tales" by Comtesse de Ségur
And now she must go home by herself to blame, scoldings, and derision.
"The Benefactress" by Elizabeth Beauchamp

In poetry:

Perhaps he never told you!
Perhaps you know quite well,
And beg me not to scold you
For you can't speak to tell!
"Dr. Doddridges Dog" by George MacDonald
The Belgians, too, are holding
Their end up with the rest,
They hear the Teutons scolding,
Bologna's past its best.
"German Securities Fall" by Abner Cosens
And come kneeling on one knee,
While we shake our heads and scold
This their wanton treachery,
And our slaves be as of old.
"A Lover's Quarrel Among the Fairies" by William Butler Yeats
And I should think he felt quite cheap
For voting the wrong side;
And when Aunt Kitty scolded him,
He just stood up and cried.
"The Deliverance" by Frances Ellen Watkins
I meet my servants, growing old,
But never meet them with a scold.
My equals in an eye Divine--
Why not my equals then in mine?
"A Day" by William Hutton
Starving through the leafless wood
Trolls run scolding for their food;
And the nightingale is dumb,
And the angel will not come.
"Autumn Song" by W H Auden

In news:

John backs Shell- scolding plane that will fly over Jazz Fest.
Scolding the Bonus Babies.
All Blogs Media Log More Media Scolding on the Cartoons.
SCO Deserves Public Scolding .
The 'Teacher of the Rules of Civilization' Gets a Scolding .
House Republicans were scolded last year for their behavior during a fact-finding trip to.
Remember the fuss about Robert Griffin III covering up the Nike swoosh on his base-layer shirt, which earned him a scolding from the NFL.
And I'm totally prepared for my waxer, Nawina, to scold me for my hiatus (I wax in the summer.
Judge scolds prosecutors in whistle-blower Medicare fraud investigation.
Selig Scolds the Marlins But Approves Big Trade.
Robert De Niro scolds Jay-Z at party, says rapper is 'rude'.
Now one teacher has been scolded for violating a ban on political messages in schools by having a quote from a Dr Seuss book visible in her car that was parked on school property.
First Lady scolds gold medalist for eating an Egg McMuffin.
Demi Lovato Scolds Disney for Eating Disorder Joke.

In science:

We were scolded for trying to do this last year, though not by Nature.
Astrophysics in 2006