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 for scolding
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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scolding \Scold"ing\,
     a. & n. from Scold, v.
     [1913 Webster]
     Scolding bridle, an iron frame. See Brank, n., 2.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: rebuking a person harshly [syn: chiding, scolding,
           objurgation, tongue-lashing]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  55 Moby Thesaurus words for "scolding":
     admonishment, admonition, beef, beefing, bellyache, bellyaching,
     bitch, bitching, castigation, chastisement, chiding, complaining,
     complaint, correction, destructive criticism, dissent,
     faultfinding, grievance, gripe, griping, groan, groaning, grouse,
     grousing, grumbling, holler, howl, kick, kicking, lecture, lesson,
     murmuring, objurgation, peeve, peevishness, pet peeve, petulance,
     protest, querulousness, rating, rebuke, reprehension, reprimand,
     reproach, reprobation, reproof, reproval, sermon, sniping,
     spanking, squawk, squawking, upbraiding, whining, yapping

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