Definition of Scold

1. Noun. Someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault.

Exact synonyms: Common Scold, Nag, Nagger, Scolder
Generic synonyms: Disagreeable Person, Unpleasant Person
Specialized synonyms: Harridan
Derivative terms: Nag, Nag



2. Verb. Censure severely or angrily. "Sam cannot scold Sue "; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"

3. Verb. Show one's unhappiness or critical attitude. "We grumbled about the increased work load"
Exact synonyms: Grouch, Grumble
Generic synonyms: Complain, Kick, Kvetch, Plain, Quetch, Sound Off
Derivative terms: Grouch, Grumble, Grumbler, Scolder

Definition of Scold

1. v. i. 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. v. t. To chide with rudeness and clamor; to rate; also, to rebuke or reprove with severity.

3. n. One who scolds, or makes a practice of scolding; esp., a rude, clamorous woman; a shrew.

Definition of Scold

1. Noun. (obsolete) A person fond of abusive language, in particular a troublesome and angry woman. ¹

2. Verb. To rebuke. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scold

1. to rebuke harshly [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Scold

1. 1. One who scolds, or makes a practice of scolding; especially, a rude, clamorous woman; a shrew. "She is an irksome, brawling scold." (Shak) 2. A scolding; a brawl. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scold

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scoinson
scoinson arch
scoinsons
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scold (current term)
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scoleces
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scolecids
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Literary usage of Scold

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1. New Criminal Procedure: Or New Commentaries on the Law of Pleading and by Joel Prentiss Bishop, Harry Clay Underhill (1913)
"But the material parts are, that at a time and place stated,42 the defendant was a common scold, to the common nuisance, ete. §200. 1. ..."

2. The Universal Songster: Or, Museum of Mirth: Forming the Most Complete (1834)
"Who raised a pretty squall ; She bade me, with a frowning look, For 'tis thump, thump, scrub, scrub scold, scold, away ! Oh ! the deuce a bit of comfort's ..."

3. Commentaries on the Law of Criminal Procedure: Or, Pleading, Evidence, and by Joel Prentiss Bishop (1872)
"COMMON scold.4 § 199. Form of Indictment — The indictment for this offence, as given by Mr. Wharton, is in the following form: — " That MS, late of, &c., ..."

4. The Loyal West in the Times of the Rebellion: Also, Before and Since: Being by John Warner Barber, Henry Howe (1865)
"His wife was a notorious scold, and so much was she given to this practice, that she made her husband unhappy, and kept him almost always in a perfect fret, ..."

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