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Definition of Scold


  1. To find fault or rail with rude clamor; to brawl; to utter harsh, rude, boisterous rebuke; to chide sharply or coarsely; -- often with at; as, to scold at a servant.
  2. To chide with rudeness and clamor; to rate; also, to rebuke or reprove with severity.
  3. One who scolds, or makes a practice of scolding; esp., a rude, clamorous woman; a shrew.
  4. A scolding; a brawl.

Scold Quotations

Treat your kid like a darling for the first five years. For the next five years, scold them. By the time they turn sixteen, treat them like a friend. Your grown up children are your best friends.

Women encourage men to be childish, then scold them.
Mason Cooley

The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.
Samuel Butler

My father and I have a very good relationship. We always got along. But I always scold him.
Amy Sedaris

Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together.
Pearl S. Buck
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Scold Translations

scold in Danish is dadle
scold in Dutch is manen, vermanen, aanmanen, aansporen
scold in Finnish is kehottaa, moittia
scold in German is ausschimpfen, schelten
scold in Italian is inveire, sgridare
scold in Norwegian is dadle
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