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Definition 1: someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for scold in the sense of this definition

(scold is a kind of ...) a person who is not pleasant or agreeable

(... is a kind of scold ) a scolding (even vicious) old woman

Definition 2: censure severely or angrily - [verb of communication]

Samples where scold or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car
  • The deputy ragged the Prime Minister
  • The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup

Synonyms for scold in the sense of this definition

(scold is a kind of ...) find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws

"The paper criticized the new movie" "Don't knock the food--it's free"

(... is a kind of scold ) censure severely

"She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"

(... is a kind of scold ) reprimand

"She told the misbehaving student off"

Definition 3: show one's unhappiness or critical attitude - [verb of communication]

Samples where scold or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong
  • We grumbled about the increased work load

Synonyms for scold in the sense of this definition

(scold is a kind of ...) express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness

"My mother complains all day" "She has a lot to kick about"

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