I am very curious, as I'm usually the one who gets the scolding.
To be sure, there was some scolding of the Republican Party, but very little.
Truants, cut-ups, and underachievers on the one side, a superior, remote, scolding president on the other.
No speechifying, no debates, no scolding of American provincialism, just a welcome view of what the rest of the world is reading.
But to see just how crazy this scolding is, we need some background.
Agnes was enraged, but there was no time to waste in quarrelling or scolding.
Whatever people may say of me, they can't call me a scolding woman.
Were they gossiping and scolding, much as they would gossip and scold in their narrow room?
I'm not scolding him; but he should look out for the raft when I leave her in his care.
They are constantly teaching the trick to each other, just as scolding parents have saucy children.
mid-12c., "person of ribald speech," later "person fond of abusive language" (c.1300), especially a shrewish woman [Johnson defines it as "A clamourous, rude, mean, low, foul-mouthed woman"], from Old Norse skald "poet" (see skald). The sense evolution might reflect the fact that Germanic poets (like their Celtic counterparts) were famously feared for their ability to lampoon and mock (e.g. skaldskapr "poetry," also, in Icelandic law books, "libel in verse").
late 14c., "be abusive or quarrelsome," from scold (n.). Related: Scolded; scolding.