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[skohl-ding] /ˈskoʊl dɪŋ/
the action of a person who scolds; a rebuke; reproof:
I got a scolding for being late again.
Origin of scolding
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1425-75; See origin at scold, -ing1
Related forms
unscolding, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Through the darkening light the old boatman had watched her: interested in her in spite of himself, and his scoldings of himself.

    Mary Barton Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • Not that I shall miss you much, with your scoldings and fault-findings!

    Prince Vance Eleanor Putnam
  • He knew from old, past experience that Kit's scoldings didn't amount to any more than the perturbed clucking of a hen.

    Kit of Greenacre Farm Izola Forrester
  • Jasper Losely began to be frightened at Mrs. Crane's scoldings.

    What Will He Do With It, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • And when he did come down, the scolding the old woman gave him was worse than the other two scoldings rolled into one.

    Old Peter's Russian Tales Arthur Ransome
  • You see, Bruce, he said gaily, if there are any scoldings to be had I get em.

    Mason of Bar X Ranch Henry Bennett
  • These scoldings pass through the child's mind without leaving any trace of an effect.

    The Sexual Question August Forel
  • I've had scoldings enough by this time not to mind, I should rather think.'

    The Old Pincushion Mrs. Molesworth
  • The enemy tripped him, aided by the scoldings and abuse of his wife, and he never rallied.

    The Deserter Charles King
  • That's all very well, but it's I who'll get the scoldings, and they'll be the limit.

    Loyal to the School Angela Brazil

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