Another word for scold
admonish, chide, berate, chasten, asperse, expostulate with, rebuke, censure, reprove, upbraid, reprimand, taunt, cavil, criticize, denounce, disparage, recriminate, rate, revile, rail, abuse, objurate, vituperate, reprobate, vilify, find fault with, nag, lecture, have on the carpet*, rake over the coals*, give one a talking to*, preach*, tell off*, chew out*, bawl out*, get after*, chew down*, dress down*, call down*, lay down the law*, blow up at*, jump down one's throat*, jump on*, call*, keep after*, burn up*, light into*, take the wind out of one's sails*, put down*; see also punish.
scold is the common term meaning to find fault with or to rebuke in angry, irritated, often nagging language a mother scolds a naughty child; upbraid implies bitter reproach or censure and usually connotes justification for this she upbraided me for my carelessness; berate suggests continuous, heated, even violent reproach, often connoting excessive abuse the old shrew continued berating them; revile implies the use of highly abusive and contemptuous language and often connotes deliberate defamation or slander he reviled his opponent unmercifully; vituperate suggests even greater violence in the attack vituperating each other with foul epithets
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