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

Origin of scolding

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at scold, -ing1
Related formsun·scold·ing, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for scoldings

reprehension, rebuke, reprimand, rating, berating, chiding

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