scolding

  • 1 Scolding — Scold ing, a. & n. from {Scold}, v. [1913 Webster] {Scolding bridle}, an iron frame. See {Brank}, n., 2. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 scolding — index critical (faultfinding), criticism, diatribe, disparagement, objurgation, obloquy, outcry, rebuff …

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  • 3 scolding — n. 1) to give smb. a scolding 2) to get, receive a scolding * * * [ skəʊldɪŋ] receive a to get to give smb. a scolding …

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  • 4 scolding — Mere clamor, railing, personal reproof. Argument dignifies the orator and instructs and convinces the auditor. Scolding relieves somewhat the hysteria of the scolder, but only amuses or irritates the hearer. Argument is the professional weapon of …

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  • 5 Scolding — Scold Scold, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Scolded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scolding}.] [Akin to D. schelden, G. schelten, OHG. sceltan, Dan. skielde.] To find fault or rail with rude clamor; to brawl; to utter harsh, rude, boisterous rebuke; to chide sharply… …

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  • 6 scolding — noun Date: 1547 1. the action of one who scolds 2. a harsh reproof < gave the child a sharp scolding for running into the road > …

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  • 7 scolding — /skohl ding/, n. the action of a person who scolds; a rebuke; reproof: I got a scolding for being late again. [1425 75; late ME; see SCOLD, ING1] * * * …

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  • 8 scolding — noun I ll be in Mr. Kling s office getting my weekly scolding Syn: rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reproof, admonishment, remonstration, lecture, upbraiding; informal talking to, rap over the knuckles, dressing down, earful, roasting; formal… …

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  • 9 scolding — noun A succession of critical remarks, such as those directed by a parent towards a misbehaving child …

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  • 10 Scolding — This very unusual name is of Anglo Saxon origin and is a locational surname from a lost place called Scadding or Shading in East Anglia, thought to have been situated near the place called Shading field in Suffolk. The latter is recorded in the… …

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  • 11 scolding — Synonyms and related words: admonishment, admonition, beef, beefing, bellyache, bellyaching, bitch, bitching, castigation, chastisement, chiding, complaining, complaint, correction, destructive criticism, dissent, faultfinding, grievance, gripe,… …

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  • 12 scolding — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Words expressive of strong disapproval: admonishment, admonition, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reproof. Slang: rap1. See PRAISE …

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  • 13 scolding — scold·ing || skəʊldɪŋ n. admonishment, reproof, reprimand; instance of using insulting or abusive language skəʊld n. one who frequently reprimands others with abusive language; rude woman who fights often and is considered a public… …

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  • 14 scolding — I. a. Chiding, berating, abusive, vituperative, railing, clamorous. II. n. Railing, vituperation, abuse, rating …

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  • 15 scolding — n reprimand, chiding, Inf. dressing down, Inf. trimming, U.S. Inf. bawling out, tongue lashing, hell; reproof, reproval, reproach, rebuke, castigation; chastisement, rap on the knuckles, slap on the wrists; talking to, lecture, admonishment,… …

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  • 16 scolding — noun rebuking a person harshly • Syn: ↑chiding, ↑objurgation, ↑tongue lashing • Derivationally related forms: ↑objurgate (for: ↑objurgation), ↑scold, ↑ …

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  • 17 Scolding bridle — Scolding Scold ing, a. & n. from {Scold}, v. [1913 Webster] {Scolding bridle}, an iron frame. See {Brank}, n., 2. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 18 Scolding bridle — Bridle Bri dle, n. [OE. bridel, AS. bridel; akin to OHG. britil, brittil, D. breidel, and possibly to E. braid. Cf. {Bridoon}.] 1. The head gear with which a horse is governed and restrained, consisting of a headstall, a bit, and reins, with… …

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  • 19 scolding bridle — Brit. Dial. branks. Also called scold s bridle /skohldz/. * * * …

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  • 20 scolding locks — noun plural dialect : locks of hair usually curled that do not stay in place …

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