Synonyms of scolding in English:
Joe meekly accepted her scolding
rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reproof, admonishment, admonition, reproval, remonstration, lecture, upbraiding, castigation, lambasting, criticism, censure
informal telling-off, rap, rap over the knuckles, dressing-down, earful, roasting, bawling-out, caning, blast, row
British vulgar slang bollocking
[Antonyms] praise, compliment, commendation
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