Scold synonyms and antonyms
Category: Part of speech:
To reprove sharply; reproach.
Rebuke is defined as to scold, blame or criticize in a sharp way.
The definition of a shrew is a long-nosed, skinny mammal that looks like a mouse.
To give formal notice of the ending of (a treaty, armistice, etc.)
To scold or condemn sharply
To scold or rebuke severely To instruct or direct; to inform; to notify.
Censure is defined as to criticize or judge in a harsh manner.
Using, containing, or marked by harshly critical or irate language.
To lower in esteem; discredit (Intransitive) To travel by railway. To put to a wrong use; to misapply; to use improperly; to misuse; to use for a wrong purpose or end; to pervert; as, to abuse one's authority. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
To rebuke or criticize harshly or angrily; berate. To say defamatory things about someone or something.
To scold, complain, or find fault constantly:
To give a lecture or lectures (Idiomatic) To have a serious argument accompanied with shouting.
get-after To move into action in attempt to catch or defeat another.
lay-down-the-law (Law, dated) To present the law that applies to a given case.
To dial (a telephone number):
take the wind out of one's sails
To laud the glory of (God, etc.), as in song; glorify; extol
To cause to be worthy of recommendation:
extoll (antonym) Alternative spelling of . extol
Punish is to impose suffering or penalty, or to treat someone in an harsh manner.
Of the nature of a termagant; quarrelsome; scolding
To blame is to point the finger at someone else and declare him/her responsible for a fault or wrong.
To brawl is to become involved in a noisy or violent fight.
To rid of excess; refine or purify:
To sprinkle, especially with holy water.
To rebuke severely or formally
To drive or incite (a person) by taunting:
To object when there is little reason to do so; resort to trivial faultfinding; carp; quibble ( at or about)
To judge disapprovingly; find fault (with); censure (Intransitive) To have value or standing.
To disapprove of; condemn.
To give religious or moral instruction, especially in a tedious manner.
To scold or rebuke harshly (Intransitive) To be grumpy or irritable; to complain.
To initiate, as into a college fraternity, by exacting humiliating performances from or playing rough practical jokes upon.
(Intransitive, of rain) To fall heavily, especially in the phrase lash down
(UK slang) To drive a car or another vehicle in a hard, fast or unsympathetic manner.
To express at length a complaint or negative opinion:
To find fault with (something done); censure
(Rare) To bring shame and disgrace upon; be a cause of discredit to
To present something to (a person) as an act of politeness or respect
To try to please, or ingratiate oneself with, by praise and attention
To impose and collect a tax on (something). (Geordie, pejorative) Term of abuse, usually directed at women, implying lack of personal hygiene.
A relentless, greedy, or grasping person
bring (or call) (or take) to task
haul (or rake) over the coals
(Slang) To talk, esp. in a boring or abusive way
To present and urge reasons in opposition or complaint; protest; object; expostulate (Idiomatic) to ruin (especially land), by digging
someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault Synonym Study
suggests even greater violence in the attack vituperating each other with foul epithets
implies the use of highly abusive and contemptuous language and often connotes deliberate defamation or slander he reviled his opponent unmercifully
suggests continuous, heated, even violent reproach, often connoting excessive abuse the old shrew continued berating them
implies bitter reproach or censure and usually connotes justification for this she upbraided me for my carelessness
is the common term meaning to find fault with or to rebuke in angry, irritated, often nagging language a mother scolds a naughty child
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