Part of speech:
To reprove sharply; reproach.
The definition of a shrew is a long-nosed, skinny mammal that looks like a mouse.
To scold or rebuke severely
To rid of excess; refine or purify:
To sprinkle, especially with holy water.
Rebuke is defined as to scold, blame or criticize in a sharp way.
Censure is defined as to criticize or judge in a harsh manner.
To rebuke severely or formally
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
To give formal notice of the ending of (a treaty, armistice, etc.)
To lower in esteem; discredit
To rebuke or criticize harshly or angrily; berate.
To disapprove of; condemn.
To scold, complain, or find fault constantly:
To give a lecture or lectures
To give religious or moral instruction, especially in a tedious manner.
To dial (a telephone number):
To laud the glory of (God, etc.), as in song; glorify; extol
To cause to be worthy of recommendation:
Punish is to impose suffering or penalty, or to treat someone in an harsh manner.
Of the nature of a termagant; quarrelsome; scolding
Using, containing, or marked by harshly critical or irate language.
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 scold or condemn sharply
To scold or rebuke harshly
To defeat decisively:
To drive or incite (a person) by taunting:
To denounce harshly
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 perform as rap music:
To impose and collect a tax on (something).
Violent anger; rage.
A relentless, greedy, or grasping person
A female fox
(Slang) To talk, esp. in a boring or abusive way
To present and urge reasons in opposition or complaint; protest; object; expostulate
To rumble, as thunder
To accuse in return.
To destroy by burning.
someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault
- Vituperate suggests even greater violence in the attack vituperating each other with foul epithets
- Revile implies the use of highly abusive and contemptuous language and often connotes deliberate defamation or slander he reviled his opponent unmercifully
- Berate suggests continuous, heated, even violent reproach, often connoting excessive abuse the old shrew continued berating them
- Upbraid implies bitter reproach or censure and usually connotes justification for this she upbraided me for my carelessness
- 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
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