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 or coarsely; -- often with at; as, to scold at a servant.

Pardon me, lords, 't is the first time ever I was forced to scold.


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Scold, v. t.

To chide with rudeness and clamor; to rate; also, to rebuke or reprove with severity.


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Scold, n.


One who scolds, or makes a practice of scolding; esp., a rude, clamorous woman; a shrew.

She is an irksome, brawling scold.


A scolding; a brawl.


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