Scold synonyms

skōld
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To reprove sharply; reproach.
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The definition of a shrew is a long-nosed, skinny mammal that looks like a mouse.
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To criticise, rebuke or reprimand (someone). [from 14th c.]
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To instruct or direct; to inform; to notify.
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To scold or rebuke severely
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To rid of excess; refine or purify:
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To sprinkle, especially with holy water.
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Rebuke is defined as to scold, blame or criticize in a sharp way.
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Censure is defined as to criticize or judge in a harsh manner.
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To rebuke severely or formally
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To object when there is little reason to do so; resort to trivial faultfinding; carp; quibble (at or about)
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To judge disapprovingly; find fault (with); censure
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To give formal notice of the ending of (a treaty, armistice, etc.)
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To lower in esteem; discredit
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(Intransitive) To have value or standing.
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To attack (someone) with abusive language.
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(Intransitive) To travel by railway.
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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.]
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To rebuke or criticize harshly or angrily; berate.
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To disapprove of; condemn.
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To say defamatory things about someone or something.
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To scold, complain, or find fault constantly:
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To give a lecture or lectures
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(Idiomatic) To call to task or to reprimand severely.
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To give religious or moral instruction, especially in a tedious manner.
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To rebuke, to reprimand, or to admonish, often in a harsh, direct way.
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(Idiomatic, US) To lecture, scold, reprimand, or rebuke.
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(Idiomatic) To have a serious argument accompanied with shouting.
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To move into action in attempt to catch or defeat another.
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(Law, dated) To present the law that applies to a given case.
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(Idiomatic) To attack verbally, to criticise excessively.
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To dial (a telephone number):
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To laud the glory of (God, etc.), as in song; glorify; extol
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To cause to be worthy of recommendation:
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Alternative spelling of extol.
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Punish is to impose suffering or penalty, or to treat someone in an harsh manner.
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Serving or tending to castigate.
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Of the nature of a termagant; quarrelsome; scolding
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Using, containing, or marked by harshly critical or irate language.
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To blame is to point the finger at someone else and declare him/her responsible for a fault or wrong.
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To brawl is to become involved in a noisy or violent fight.
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To revise or make corrections to a publication.
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To scold or condemn sharply
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To scold or rebuke harshly
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(Dated) To give a thrashing to; to beat severely.
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To defeat decisively:
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To drive or incite (a person) by taunting:
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To denounce harshly
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To initiate, as into a college fraternity, by exacting humiliating performances from or playing rough practical jokes upon.
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(Intransitive, of rain) To fall heavily, especially in the phrase lash down
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To rebuke or scold strongly.
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(UK slang) To drive a car or another vehicle in a hard, fast or unsympathetic manner.
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To express at length a complaint or negative opinion:
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To find fault with (something done); censure
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(Rare) To bring shame and disgrace upon; be a cause of discredit to
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To present something to (a person) as an act of politeness or respect
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To try to please, or ingratiate oneself with, by praise and attention
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To perform as rap music:
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To impose and collect a tax on (something).
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(Geordie, pejorative) Term of abuse, usually directed at women, implying lack of personal hygiene.
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Violent anger; rage.
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A relentless, greedy, or grasping person
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A female fox
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Alternative spelling of battle-ax.
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To apply violent force to someone or something.
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The oystercatcher, so called from its shrill cries.
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One who nags
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(Idiomatic) To lecture, berate, admonish, or hold somebody accountable for his or her actions.
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To proof again.
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(Slang) To talk, esp. in a boring or abusive way
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To present and urge reasons in opposition or complaint; protest; object; expostulate
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(Idiomatic) to ruin (especially land), by digging
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(Idiomatic, of one party, followed by with) To speak sternly, angrily, or in an argumentative manner to.
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Alternative form of lambaste.
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(Intransitive) To be grumpy or irritable; to complain.
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To rumble, as thunder
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To accuse in return.
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To destroy by burning.
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someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault
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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
Find another word for scold. In this page you can discover 101 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for scold, like: upbraid, shrew, reprove, find fault with, admonish, chide, berate, chasten, asperse, expostulate with and rebuke.