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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To criticize in a sharp manner.

Usage examples (36)
  • The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.
  • Music stores are blasting love songs into the street, and no nationalist or Islamist scold is forcing them to stop.
  • If she be passionate, want of manners makes her a termagant and a scold, which is much at one with Lunatic.
  • You know 'scold' is an ugly word. for more
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