scolding

[ skohl-ding ]
/ ˈskoʊl dɪŋ /

noun

the action of a person who scolds; a rebuke; reproof: I got a scolding for being late again.

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Origin of scolding

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at scold, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM scolding

un·scold·ing, adjective
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