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Scold vs. Shrew

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Scoldnoun

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

Shrewnoun

Any of numerous small, mouselike, chiefly nocturnal, mammals of the family Soricidae (order Soricomorpha).

Scoldverb

(ambitransitive) To rebuke angrily.

Shrewnoun

Certain other small mammals that resemble true shrews (order Soricomorpha).

Scoldverb

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.

‘Pardon me, lords, 't is the first time everI was forced to scold.’;

Shrewnoun

(pejorative) An ill-tempered, nagging woman: a scold.

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Scoldverb

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

Shrewverb

To beshrew; to curse.

Scoldnoun

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

‘She is an irksome, brawling scold.’;

Shrewadjective

Wicked; malicious.

Scoldnoun

A scolding; a brawl.

Shrewnoun

Originally, a brawling, turbulent, vexatious person of either sex, but now restricted in use to females; a brawler; a scold.

‘A man . . . grudgeth that shrews [i. e., bad men] have prosperity, or else that good men have adversity.’; ‘A man had got a shrew to his wife, and there could be no quiet in the house for her.’;

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Scoldnoun

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

Shrewnoun

Any small insectivore of the genus Sorex and several allied genera of the family Sorecidæ. In form and color they resemble mice, but they have a longer and more pointed nose. Some of them are the smallest of all mammals.

Scoldverb

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’;

Shrewverb

To beshrew; to curse.

Scoldverb

show one's unhappiness or critical attitude;

‘He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong’; ‘We grumbled about the increased work load’;

Shrewnoun

a scolding nagging bad-tempered woman

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Shrewnoun

small mouselike mammal with a long snout; related to moles

Shrewnoun

a small insectivorous mammal resembling a mouse, with a long pointed snout and tiny eyes.

Shrewnoun

a bad-tempered or aggressively assertive woman

‘hold your nagging tongue, you miserable old shrew!’;

Shrew

Shrews (family Soricidae) are small mole-like mammals classified in the order Eulipotyphla. True shrews are not to be confused with treeshrews, otter shrews, elephant shrews, West Indies shrews, or marsupial shrews, which belong to different families or orders.

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