scold scold  /ˈskoʊld/


  1. (n) someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault
  2. (v) censure severely or angrily
  3. (v) show one's unhappiness or critical attitude

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  1. If Kerry can sometimes sound like a scold, Weld always seems on the verge of poking fun.
  2. There is speculation that Doe was seeking safe passage out of the country or that he may have been there to scold Lieut.
  3. Seeing Clinton scold NBC's Brian Williams and Tim Russert for giving her the first question at a recent debate, I couldn't help remembering a night almost exactly 16 years earlier.


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  1. "What I have said to the dissident clubs and others is, 'We want you back. We don't want to discipline you or scold you,"' Blatter said.
    on May 31, 2007 By: Sepp Blatter Source:

  2. In Germany en route to Russia, Mr Bush said: "Nobody really likes to be lectured a lot. And, therefore, if you want to be an effective person, what you don't do is scold the person publicly all the time."
    on Jul 13, 2006 By: President Bush Source: BBC News

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