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Noun
A severe reprimand
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“Conscious they deserved a scolding, they sent Josephine down first to mollify.”
Noun
Bitter and abusive language
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Minimal consequence given as a reprimand
Adjective
Offensive and insulting, especially in a hostile manner
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Adjective
(of a person) Constantly harassing someone to do something
Adjective
Of or pertaining to an admonition
Verb
Present participle for to criticize or find fault with
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“Joe tried to interject his apologies, but she continued to scold him before he could get a word in.”
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Present participle for to continuously remind or complain to (someone) in an annoying way
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Present participle for to complain or grumble
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Present participle for to feel or express violent uncontrollable anger
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Present participle for to have a quarrel or argument with someone
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Present participle for to enter or mount a vehicle, or to receive a reprimand or scolding, often for wrongdoing
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Present participle for to speak or shout at length in an angry, impassioned way
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