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synonyms for scolding

  • berating
  • chiding
  • rating
  • rebuke
  • reprehension
  • reprimand
  • chewing out
  • talking to
See also synonyms for: scoldings
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antonyms for scolding

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  • praise
  • commendation
  • compliment
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How to use scolding in a sentence

And she fell to scolding him in the way he usually loved,—but at the moment found less stimulating for some reason.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
He was aware of his own helplessness; he felt almost like a boy scolding his own wise, affectionate mother.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
She went down and led them out of the sun, scolding the quadroon for not being more attentive.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
"I believe Ethel took rather too much care," said Margaret, much more harassed by the scolding than by the pain.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
At the sessions he sits swearing and scolding incessantly, and when he is at his worst—just think!
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
And now it had turned out a real little duckling, that black little fellow Mother Wyandotte was scolding so.
SEVEN O'CLOCK STORIESROBERT GORDON ANDERSON
And with the "small-sized bundle" in his arms, he marched up the walk, Carry scolding and laughing.
ALONEMARION HARLAND
This ducking stool was intended for the special benefit of vixens and scolding wives.
OUR CHURCHES AND CHAPELSATTICUS
And perhaps he little thinks how that bawling and scolding, between him and his Wife, is spread abroad.
THE TEN PLEASURES OF MARRIAGE AND THE CONFESSION OF THE NEW-MARRIED COUPLE (1682)A. MARSH
She talked nearly all the way over, sobbing at times, and then hardening herself with scolding.
A YANKEE FROM THE WESTOPIE READ
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WORDS RELATED TO SCOLDING

  • bad-mouthing
  • blame
  • castigation
  • censure
  • curse
  • curses
  • defamation
  • derision
  • hosing
  • insults
  • invective
  • kicking around
  • libel
  • obloquy
  • opprobrium
  • pushing around
  • put-down
  • quinine
  • reproach
  • revilement
  • scolding
  • signifying
  • slander
  • swearing
  • tirade
  • upbraiding
  • vilification
  • vituperation
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.