One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An angry rebuke or reprimand.‘she'd get a scolding from Victoria’
- ‘It seems that in spite of the many scoldings that I had received from him over the years, he really did support my dream from the beginning.’
- ‘They represent gentle scoldings of the modern sensibility; they remind us of our unparalleled capacity for complacency and myopia.’
- ‘She points her finger at me and adopts that scolding tone the French have mastered so well.’
- ‘From what I can tell from a number of the scoldings posted, she seemed to raise the ire of many.’
- ‘I gave him the scolding look I usually give to my brother and murmured, ‘Little guy, you are too young to know such words!’’
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