Another word for scold
scold upbraid berate revile vituperate rail 3Search Thesaurus
These verbs mean to reprimand or criticize angrily or vehemently. Scold implies reproof: parents who scolded their child for being rude. Upbraid generally suggests a well-founded reproach, as one leveled by an authority: upbraided by the supervisor for habitual tardiness. Berate suggests scolding or rebuking at length: an angry customer who berated the clerk. Revile and vituperate especially stress the use of disparaging or abusive language: critics who reviled the novel as unsophisticated pulp. “The incensed priests . . . continued to raise their voices, vituperating each other in bad Latin” (Sir Walter Scott). Rail suggests bitter, harsh, or denunciatory language: “Why rail at fate? The mischief is your own” (John Greenleaf Whittier).
Another word for scoldverb
To criticize for a fault or an offense:admonish, call down, castigate, chastise, chide, dress down, rap1, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reprove, tax, upbraid. (Informal) bawl out, lambaste. (Slang) chew out. Idioms: bring (or call) (or take) to task, call on the carpet, haul (or rake) over the coals, let someone have it. See attack, praise
A person, traditionally a woman, who persistently nags or criticizes:fishwife, fury, harpy, shrew, termagant, virago, vixen. (Informal) battle-ax. See praise