from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A harsh or sharp reprimand.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A succession of critical remarks, such as those directed by a parent towards a misbehaving child.
- v. Present participle of scold.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- a. & n. from scold, v.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Railing or vituperative language; a rating: as, to get a good scolding.
- n. Synonyms See rail, verb
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. rebuking a person harshly
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Regarding Palin "scolding" President Obama over his energy policy: I would like to scold Palin for her hypocrisy in saying "Country first" when her actions and words are all about "Me first".
The target of this first Bracey memorial scolding is the otherwise admirable Green Dot Public Schools, whose Aug. 16 press release on test score gains at Locke High School in Los Angeles caught my eye.
If your 13 year old child is sending topless photos of herself to her ‘boyfriend’, a mild scolding from a government pamphlet is not going to address the root of the many problems inherent in such a situation.
They can cavort around the city without much scolding from the New York press (thankfully).
Is there even any point in scolding you for that nonsense?
Their sometimes antic tale of air raids and outrageous outfits earned a scolding from the Daily Worker.
No one had any right to begin scolding me when I had not been naughty.
Later during a press conference Harper attempted to dismiss the scolding from the Chinese Premier - and actually spin it into a point of agreement.
In today’s cultural climate I think receiving such a scolding is always a good sign.
One hypothesis: They have seen the dramatic change in tone and, frankly, demeanor since last Thursday's debate and, for the party's sake, they DON'T want the "scolding" - or "sarcastic" - or (yesterday's) "surly" versions of Hillary that have been making an appearance lately to show up on national TV watched by millions.
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