Part of speech:
The definition of a nag is a horse, particularly an old one or one in poor condition, or a person who constantly urges, annoys or scolds.
(Greek Mythology) One of several loathsome, voracious monsters with the head and trunk of a woman and the tail, wings, and talons of a bird.
(Archaic) Inspired frenzy
To mutter or mumble in discontent; complain in a surly or peevish manner
To trounce is to beat or to score a major victory.
The definition of lambaste is to beat, or to scold or berate by yelling.
To reason or plead in protest; present an objection.
To berate is to yell at or demean.
To chide is to scold someone.
Reprimand is defined as to severely or formally scold someone.
To deliver a lecture or series of lectures.
To express sharp criticism regarding (an act, for example):
To castigate is to criticize or punish someone severely.
To use harshly critical or irate language; rail.
To attack the reputation of (a person or thing) with strong or abusive criticism.
To use abusive or contemptuous language in speaking to or about; call bad names
To express disapproval to (someone); criticize:
Reproach is defined as to blame or shame someone.
(--- U.S. Navy) To assign a rate to
Rant is defined as to complain at length in an angry, loud voice.
To treat harshly or injuriously
To throw out with a jerk or quickly.
To excoriate is defined as to condemn, criticize thoroughly or express strong disapproval.
To act as a critic.
To punish, esp. by beating
To express strong disapproval of or criticize severely, especially in an official capacity:
To flow noisily over rapids, falls, etc.
To consider responsible for a misdeed, failure, or undesirable outcome:
The definition of admonish means to let someone know that you are not happy with his or her actions or to scold a person.
To use improperly or excessively; misuse:
To declare in advance.
To speak in public on religious matters; give a sermon
To reprobate is defined as to send to hell, condemn or disapprove.
1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost:
Cavil means to disapprove for minor reasons.
To drive or provoke (a person) by taunting
To restrain from excess; subdue
To impose and collect a tax from (a person).
Rap is defined as to hit quickly and sharply, or to speak or chant lyrics to a song with a reoccurring beat.
The definition of a vixen is a hot-tempered woman, or a female fox.
To praise too much, untruly, or insincerely, as in order to win favor
Compliment means to give praise.
To laud the glory of (God, etc.), as in song; glorify; extol
Find another word for scolds. In this page you can discover 52 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for scolds, like: nags, viragos, harpies, furies, fishwives, grumbles, trounces, lambastes, remonstrates, berates and chides.