verb (used with object)
to find fault with angrily; chide; reprimand:
The teacher scolded me for being late.
verb (used without object)
to find fault; reprove.
to use abusive language.
a person who is constantly
, often with loud and abusive speech.
poet (as author of insulting poems); see
derivative of the noun
verb (used with object)
reprove; censure. See
to find fault with or reprimand (a person) harshly; chide
) to use harsh or abusive language
a person, esp a woman, who constantly finds fault
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Health journalists are getting scolded by one of their own.
There is plenty of positive reinforcement, but it doesn't seem to change anything, and he is scolded for doing the naughty things.
When you had scolded enough he wept and all was forgiven.
The doctor had scolded her and had declared she was in danger of losing her hearing.
Sometimes she was angry about some happening at the banker's house and scolded away for hours.
By contrast, more such behaviours were seen in trials when owners scolded their dogs.
Because we've been convinced and told and reminded and scolded that taking a pill means something is wrong with you.
It was a source of hilarity for him and the other altar boys, and when the priests scolded them, it only added to the fun.
Bush deserves to be scolded for his arrogance, his divisiveness, and his incompetence.
He scolded himself for getting his hopes up, for expecting this visit to actually occur.
They have no work ethic, they don't accept being scolded for being late to work, for doing a poor job.
Tenure means you will no longer be scolded for spending too much time on your teaching.
He did not want to be scolded for endangering himself or harming company property.
If he asked for one step and you did another, you were not scolded.
She rarely scolded us and let me give up piano at age seven.
Seeing him so angry and so shabby, the monkeys scolded and pelted him with nuts.
In the nineteenth century, ballerinas were scolded for being too skinny.
The network anchormen gently scolded their local affiliates for all the big talk.
He picked her up, scolded her gently, and sent her back to her hotel room.
He's mocked endlessly, targeted in parodies, and now being scolded by flight attendants.
For the rest of the journey, the commander of our militia scolded us for our squeamishness.
Ministers were arbitrarily sacked, and fearsomely scolded.
Instead of being found and scolded as she expects, she breaks her ankle in the woods.
Foreign investors began to be scolded for not reinvesting more of their profits.
In easy to follow phrasing, he scolded legislators for being obstructionists.
When she returned to work, her judge called her in and scolded her for creating minutes that nobody could read.
The best part of it was that her parents never scolded they always encouraged her to explore her world.
As a church leader he once scolded the nation for not recognizing the importance of paying for outstanding teachers.
Youngsters are more likely to remain silent because they fear being scolded or punished.