Definition of scolding in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈskōldiNG/


An angry rebuke or reprimand: she’d get a scolding from Victoria
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  • From what I can tell from a number of the scoldings posted, she seemed to raise the ire of many.
  • They represent gentle scoldings of the modern sensibility; they remind us of our unparalleled capacity for complacency and myopia.
  • It seems that in spite of the many scoldings that I had received from him over the years, he really did support my dream from the beginning.


Angrily rebuking or reprimanding: a scolding glare
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  • "I can manage the rest on my own, thank you," she said with a scolding look.
  • The minister's shrilly voice seemed to ring in your ears similar to your mother's scolding voice.
  • She repeatedly uses the phrase, "did no such thing," sounding more like a scolding parent than an objective journalist.

Words that rhyme with scolding

Golding, holding, moulding (US molding)
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