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SCOLDING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does scolding mean? 

SCOLDING (noun)
  The noun SCOLDING has 1 sense:

1. rebuking a person harshly

  Familiarity information: SCOLDING used as a noun is very rare.


SCOLDING (adjective)
  The adjective SCOLDING has 1 sense:

1. who is rebuking severely

  Familiarity information: SCOLDING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SCOLDING (noun)


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Meaning:

Rebuking a person harshly

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

chiding; objurgation; scolding; tongue-lashing

Hypernyms ("scolding" is a kind of...):

rebuke; reprehension; reprimand; reproof; reproval (an act or expression of criticism and censure)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "scolding"):

wig; wigging (British slang for a scolding)


SCOLDING (adjective)


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Meaning:

Who is rebuking severely

Classified under:

Participial adjectives

Context example:

the scolding father

Participle:

scold (censure severely or angrily)


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