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 for scold
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scold \Scold\, v. t.
     To chide with rudeness and clamor; to rate; also, to rebuke
     or reprove with severity.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scold \Scold\, n.
     1. One who scolds, or makes a practice of scolding; esp., a
        rude, clamorous woman; a shrew.
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              She is an irksome, brawling scold.    --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A scolding; a brawl.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scold \Scold\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Scolded; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Scolding.] [Akin to D. schelden, G. schelten, OHG. sceltan,
     Dan. skielde.]
     To find fault or rail with rude clamor; to brawl; to utter
     harsh, rude, boisterous rebuke; to chide sharply or coarsely;
     -- often with at; as, to scold at a servant.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Pardon me, lords, 't is the first time ever
           I was forced to scold.                   --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  scold
      n 1: someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by
           constantly finding fault [syn: scold, scolder, nag,
           nagger, common scold]
      v 1: censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child
           for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the
           Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for
           bringing cold soup" [syn: call on the carpet, take to
           task, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture,
           reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold,
           chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out,
           chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast]
      2: show one's unhappiness or critical attitude; "He scolded
         about anything that he thought was wrong"; "We grumbled about
         the increased work load" [syn: grouch, grumble, scold]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  139 Moby Thesaurus words for "scold":
     Xanthippe, admonish, amazon, baste, battle-ax, bawl out, beldam,
     belittler, berate, bitch, blame, blister, brace, bring to book,
     cackle, call, call to account, captious critic, carol, carper,
     carpet, castigate, cat, caviler, caw, censor, censure, censurer,
     chastise, chatter, cheep, chew, chew out, chide, chirk, chirp,
     chirr, chirrup, chitter, chuck, clack, cluck, cock-a-doodle-doo,
     common scold, coo, correct, critic, criticize, criticizer, croak,
     cronk, crow, cuckoo, denounce, dress down, drum, excoriate,
     execrate, faultfinder, fishwife, frondeur, fury, gabble, gaggle,
     gobble, grill, grouch, grouse, grunt, guggle, harass, harpy,
     harridan, have words with, honk, hoo, hoot, hound, jaw, lash,
     lecture, mob, momus, murmur, mutter, nag, nitpicker, objurgate,
     ogress, peep, pettifogger, pip, pipe, quack, quibbler, rag, rail,
     rant, rate, ream out, rebuke, reprehend, reprimand, reproach,
     reprobate, reprove, revile, roll, row, set down, set straight,
     she-devil, she-wolf, shrew, sing, smellfungus, spank, spitfire,
     squawk, straighten out, take down, take to task, tell off,
     termagant, tigress, tongue, tongue-lash, trill, tweet, twit,
     twitter, upbraid, virago, vituperate, vixen, warble, whistle, wig,
     witch
  
  

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