scolding


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms.

scold·ing

 (skōl′dĭng)
n.
A harsh or sharp reprimand.

Scolding

 of kempsters: 15th-century seamstresses—Bk. of St. Albans, 1486; scolding of seamstresses—Lipton, 1970.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scolding - rebuking a person harshlyscolding - rebuking a person harshly    
rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval - an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"
wigging, wig - British slang for a scolding

scolding

noun ticking-off, row, lecture, wigging (Brit. slang), rebuke (informal), dressing-down (informal), telling-off (informal), tongue-lashing, piece of your mind, (good) talking-to (informal) He was given a scolding for offending his opponents.

scolding

noun
Words expressive of strong disapproval:
Slang: rap.
Translations
تَوْبيخ، تَعْنيف
hubování
skældud
összeszidás
skammir
vynadanie

scolding

[ˈskəʊldɪŋ] Nreprimenda f, regañina f

scolding

[ˈskəʊldɪŋ] nréprimande f

scolding

nSchelte f no pl; (= act)Schimpferei f; to give somebody a scoldingjdn ausschimpfen, jdn (aus)schelten

scolding

[ˈskəʊldɪŋ] nlavata di capo, sgridata

scold

(skəuld) verb
to criticize or blame loudly and angrily. She scolded the child for coming home so late.
ˈscolding noun
a stern or angry rebuke. I got a scolding for doing careless work.
References in classic literature ?
I was called from these reflections by the sight of a freckled woman with yellow hair and a yellow gown, standing in the porch of the inn, under a dull red lamp swinging there, that looked much like an injured eye, and carrying on a brisk scolding with a man in a purple woollen shirt.
Hussey, postponing further scolding for the present, ushered us into a little room, and seating us at a table spread with the relics of a recently concluded repast, turned round to us and said-- Clam or Cod?
For my own part, I find it best to assume that a good sound scolding or castigation has some latent and strengthening influence on my Grandson's Configuration; though I own that I have no grounds for thinking so.
If I've got to have a scolding, I want it quick, and get it over.
Rebecca took her scolding (which she richly deserved) like a soldier.
I do not know when I shall have done scolding you," and had discretion enough to reserve the rest till they might be secure of having four walls to themselves.
I have had a little fit since I came into this room, as you may perceive," said she presently, with a playful smile, "but it is over now; so let us sit down and be comfortable; for as to scolding you, Fanny, which I came fully intending to do, I have not the heart for it when it comes to the point.
Having declared her intention of staying till the master could get about again, "wage or no wage," she had found a certain recompense in keeping a strong hand over her mistress, scolding her for "moithering" herself, and going about all day without changing her cap, and looking as if she was "mushed.
Fiona Scolding QC, the lead lawyer for the Anglican strand of the inquiry, set out the potential problems within the church that will be highlighted by witnesses and documents during a fortnight of hearings.
A neighbour of the five-year-old boy's mother was said to have spotted the 48-year-old Filipina babysitter slapping the child repeatedly and grabbing his neck abusively as she was scolding the boy for dropping her phone on the ground by mistake in December.
For instance, I scolded my children for using a stone to scratch my car paint, but instead of sympathising with me and scolding the children as a mother, rather she attacked me.
But police believe he could not have committed the crime over the scolding on that particular day, but it could have been due to a series of events building up to it.