Synonyms of scold in English:

scold


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verb

1‘Mum took Anna away, scolding her for her bad behaviour’

SYNONYMS

rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reprove, admonish, remonstrate with, chastise, chide, upbraid, berate, take to task, pull up, castigate, lambaste, read someone the Riot Act, give someone a piece of one's mind, go on at, haul over the coals, criticize, censure

informal tell off, give someone a talking-to, give someone a telling-off, dress down, give someone a dressing-down, give someone an earful, give someone a roasting, give someone a rocket, give someone a rollicking, rap, rap over the knuckles, slap someone's wrist, let someone have it, send someone away with a flea in their ear, bawl out, give someone hell, come down on, blow up, pitch into, lay into, lace into, give someone a caning, put on the mat, slap down, blast, rag, keelhaul

British informal tick off, have a go at, carpet, monster, give someone a mouthful, tear someone off a strip, give someone what for, give someone some stick, wig, give someone a wigging, give someone a row, row

North American informal chew out, ream out, take to the woodshed

British vulgar slang bollock, give someone a bollocking

North American vulgar slang chew someone's ass, ream someone's ass

dated call down, rate, give someone a rating, trim

rare reprehend, objurgate

ANTONYMS

praise, compliment


noun

1‘she is turning into a scold’

SYNONYMS

nag, nagger, shrew, fishwife, harpy, termagant, harridan

archaic complainer, moaner, grumbler, fault-finder, carper

North American informal, archaic kvetch

Scottish Northern Irish archaic, informal targe

archaic, rare Xanthippe