To be sure, there was some scolding of the Republican Party, but very little.
No speechifying, no debates, no scolding of American provincialism, just a welcome view of what the rest of the world is reading.
I am very curious, as I'm usually the one who gets the scolding.
Yes, they engaged in a great deal of the lecturing and scolding recommended by Charles Murray.
So far in the States, he has eschewed the roaring, pumping, and scolding so as not to antagonize his new teammates and opponents.
Agnes was enraged, but there was no time to waste in quarrelling or scolding.
If you have the pleasure of scolding, I surely can have that of crying.
Were they gossiping and scolding, much as they would gossip and scold in their narrow room?
The king-birds have come, and the corn-planter, the scolding bob-o-link.
They are constantly teaching the trick to each other, just as scolding parents have saucy children.
mid-12c., "person of ribald speech," later "person fond of abusive language" (c.1300), especially a shrewish woman [Johnson defines it as "A clamourous, rude, mean, low, foul-mouthed woman"], from Old Norse skald "poet" (see skald). The sense evolution might reflect the fact that Germanic poets (like their Celtic counterparts) were famously feared for their ability to lampoon and mock (e.g. skaldskapr "poetry," also, in Icelandic law books, "libel in verse").
late 14c., "be abusive or quarrelsome," from scold (n.). Related: Scolded; scolding.