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scolding

[skohl-ding]
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noun
  1. 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
Related formsun·scold·ing, adjective
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Examples from the Web for scoldings

Historical Examples

  • Not that I shall miss you much, with your scoldings and fault-findings!

    Prince Vance

    Eleanor Putnam

  • His thought, like an indignant monitor, collapsed with scoldings.

    Erik Dorn

    Ben Hecht

  • Old Sally's scoldings didn't matter, nor Marty's smug confidence.

    Jane Journeys On

    Ruth Comfort Mitchell

  • Jasper Losely began to be frightened at Mrs. Crane's scoldings.

  • Her religious exhortations are backed by scoldings and fussiness.