Pronunciation: (skōld), [key]
to find fault with angrily; chide; reprimand: The teacher scolded me for being late.
1. to find fault; reprove.
2. to use abusive language.
1. a person who is constantly scolding, often with loud and abusive speech.
2. See common scold.
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