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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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