Definition of scolding in English:



  • An angry rebuke or reprimand.

    ‘she'd get a scolding from Victoria’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She points her finger at me and adopts that scolding tone the French have mastered so well.’
    • ‘I gave him the scolding look I usually give to my brother and murmured, ‘Little guy, you are too young to know such words!’’