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Noun
A succession of critical remarks, such as those directed by a parent towards a misbehaving child
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“She points her finger at me and adopts that scolding tone the French have mastered so well.”
Noun
A mean action
Adjective
Extremely offensive and insulting
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Adjective
(of a person) Constantly harassing someone to do something
Adjective
Of or pertaining to an admonition
Adjective
Inclined to find fault too readily
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Verb
Present participle for to criticize or find fault with
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“Joe tried to interject his apologies, but she continued to scold him before he could get a word in.”
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Present participle for to complain or express discontent in a wearisome manner
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Getting onto
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Present participle for rebuff, ignore, or spurn disdainfully
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Present participle for to make (usually formal and extended) speech on a subject
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Present participle for speak or shout at length in an angry, impassioned way
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Present participle for feel or express violent uncontrollable anger
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Present participle for have a quarrel
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