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Berate vs. Scold

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  • Berate (verb)

    to chide or scold vehemently

  • Scold (noun)

    A person who habitually scolds, in particular a troublesome and angry woman.

  • Scold (verb)

    To rebuke angrily.

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  • Berate

    To rate or chide vehemently; to scold.

  • Scold (verb)

    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.

  • Scold

    To chide with rudeness and clamor; to rate; also, to rebuke or reprove with severity.

  • Scold (noun)

    One who scolds, or makes a practice of scolding; esp., a rude, clamorous woman; a shrew.

  • Scold (noun)

    A scolding; a brawl.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Berate (verb)

    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"

  • Scold (noun)

    someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault

  • Scold (verb)

    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"

  • Scold (verb)

    show one's unhappiness or critical attitude;

    "He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong"

    "We grumbled about the increased work load"

Princeton's WordNet

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