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Noun scold has 1 sense
- scold, scolder, nag, nagger, common scold - someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault
--1 is a kind of unpleasant person, disagreeable person
--1 has particulars: harridan
Verb scold has 2 senses
- call on the carpet, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast - censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"
--1 is one way to knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart
Sam cannot scold Sue
- grouch, grumble, scold - show one's unhappiness or critical attitude; "He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong"; "We grumbled about the increased work load"
--2 is one way to complain, kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetch
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