Scold

Definition of Scold

v. i.1.To find fault or rail with rude clamor; to brawl; to utter harsh, rude, boisterous rebuke; to chide sharply or coarsely; - often with at; as, to scold at a servant.
[imp. & p. p. Scolded; p. pr. & vb. n. Scolding.]
Pardon me, lords, 't is the first time ever
I was forced to scold.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To chide with rudeness and clamor; to rate; also, to rebuke or reprove with severity.
n.1.One who scolds, or makes a practice of scolding; esp., a rude, clamorous woman; a shrew.
She is an irksome, brawling scold.
- Shak.
2.A scolding; a brawl.

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