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1. scold

verb. ['ˈskoʊld'] censure severely or angrily.

Synonyms

  • rag
  • castigate
  • chew up
  • trounce
  • lecture
  • rebuke
  • jaw
  • dress down
  • reproof
  • brush down
  • lambast
  • criticize
  • chew out
  • lambaste
  • bawl out
  • chide
  • remonstrate
  • tell off
  • knock
  • correct
  • criticise
  • call down
  • objurgate
  • have words
  • pick apart
  • chasten
  • chastise
  • call on the carpet
  • berate
  • reprimand

Antonyms

  • flatter
  • miss
  • pressurize
  • depressurise

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Words that Rhyme with Scold

  • uncontrolled
  • decontrolled
  • undersold
  • controlled
  • withhold
  • patrolled
  • oversold
  • fourfold
  • foretold
  • extolled
  • consoled
  • uphold
  • untold
  • unsold
  • unfold
  • twofold
  • strolled
  • resold
  • remold
  • outsold
  • machold
  • enrolled
  • enfold
  • cajoled
  • behold
  • paroled
  • ahold
  • wold
  • vold
  • tolled

Example sentences of the word scold


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
The key is to reward her for good behavior more fervently than you scold her for bad behavior.

2. Verb, base form
The ASPCA cautions owners not to punish or scold their dog for such behaviors.

3. Verb, past tense
Talk calmly to the cat in a soothing tone, and never scold him.

Quotes containing the word scold


1. The life of a writer is absolute hell compared to the life of a businessman. The writer has to force himself to work He has to make his own hours and if he doesn't go to his desk at all there is nobody to scold him...A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. He has no master except his own soul, and that, I am sure, is why he does it.
- Roald Dahl

2. scold

verb. ['ˈskoʊld'] show one's unhappiness or critical attitude.

Synonyms

  • sound off
  • complain
  • grouch
  • kvetch
  • kick
  • quetch
  • plain

Antonyms

  • pressurise
  • depressurize
  • desynchronize
  • blur

3. scold

noun. ['ˈskoʊld'] someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault.

Synonyms

  • nagger
  • common scold
  • unpleasant person
  • scolder
  • disagreeable person
  • harridan

Antonyms

  • lose
  • overdress
  • undress
  • dress up
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