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Definition of Scold

  • 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.
  • To chide with rudeness and clamor; to rate; also, to rebuke or reprove with severity.
  • One who scolds, or makes a practice of scolding; esp., a rude, clamorous woman; a shrew.
  • A scolding; a brawl.
  • someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault
  • censure severely or angrily
  • show one's unhappiness or critical attitude

How to use scold in a sentence. Scold pronunciation.

He was regarding every one around him as if searching for some one to scold, when, finding that the courier was preparing to alight from his horse, on which he was more stuck than seated, he said to him: "You can rest to- morrow; hasten to Saint-Cloud and announce my arrival," and the poor courier recommenced his furious gallop.
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I had rather hear them scold than fight.
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There was in Norah a maternal instinct which received satisfaction in her love for Philip; she wanted someone to pet, and scold, and make a fuss of; she had a domestic temperament and found pleasure in looking after his health and his linen.
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That I, the son of a dear father murder'd, Prompted to my revenge by heaven and hell, Must, like a scold, unpack my heart with words, And fall a cursing, like a very drab, A scullion! Fye upon't! fye!
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He took the room wherein the old Man-forty years long in this wise- His housekeeper was wont to scold, Look through the window and kill flies.
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Its driver seated on the rim In scarlet sash and sheepskin trim; Yonder the household lad doth run, Placed in a sledge his terrier black, Himself transformed into a hack; To freeze his finger hath begun, He laughs, although it aches from cold, His mother from the door doth scold.
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I must run before Aunt Bella gets here, or she'll scold.
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I veiled as much as I could the too brilliant colours of my picture, but, if she did not find me clear, she would oblige me to be more explicit, and if I made myself better understood by giving to my recital a touch of voluptuousness which I borrowed from her looks more than from my recollection, she would scold me and tell me that I might have disguised a little more.
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He sees me, and at once, swift as a bird, Ascends the neighbouring beech; there whisks his brush, And perks his ears, and stamps and scolds aloud, With all the prettiness of feigned alarm, And anger insignificantly fierce.
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He was conscious that his anger had a tendency to multiply itself in the utterance, and for this reason dreaded (for example) having to scold a servant.
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Let them, then, be charitable to us ancients; and if they behave no better than the men of my day to some new benefactor, let them recollect that, after all, our wrath did not come to much, and vented itself chiefly in the bad language of sanctimonious scolds.
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Furthermore, parents should not scold or berate the child because he stammers or stutters.
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Soon quite his Cyprian for his married brick; The Dido atom calls and scolds in vain, No crisp AEneas soothes the widow's pain.
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While thus engaged Aunt Mercy came for me, and began to scold when she saw that I had tumbled my clothes out of the trunk.
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She scolds Francie for being horrid-that does no good, she says, and she is quite right-and then asks me if I have any love left for her, and all that kind of thing.
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But it would be cruelty to scold a woman so uplifted.
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I hate to scold, and yet I must; And you will take it well, I trust.
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Master spoke to the child at times tenderly, then he would weep over it, laugh at it, scold it, beg of it to go away; curse it.
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GOLISCH Let him scold, lass, an' don't mind it.
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There's no one here to scold.
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Examples of Scold

Example #1
This accident, which vexed his Majesty so greatly, could not be considered the fault of any one; for by the orders of the grand marshal, received from the Emperor, M. de Lucay had commanded their Majesties' service to be ready on the morning of the next day.
Example #2
This mischance, which was very natural, since it had been impossible to foresee an advance of more than a day in the time appointed, nevertheless incensed the Emperor greatly.
Example #3
Exeunt all but FORD FORD.
Example #4
Though Page be a secure fool, and stands so firmly on his wife's frailty, yet I cannot put off my opinion so easily.
Example #5
She pitied his deformity, over which he was so sensitive, and her pity expressed itself instinctively in tenderness.
Example #6
They became lovers but remained friends.