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Another word for scold

  1. To criticize for a fault or an offense

  1. A person, traditionally a woman, who persistently nags or criticizes

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Another word for scold


Synonym Study

  • 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