Synonyms of scolding


1. chiding, scolding, objurgation, tongue-lashing, rebuke, reproof, reproval, reprehension, reprimand

usage: rebuking a person harshly


1. call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast, knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart

usage: censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"

2. grouch, grumble, scold, complain, kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetch

usage: show one's unhappiness or critical attitude; "He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong"; "We grumbled about the increased work load"

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