scolded, past participle; scolds, 3rd person singular present; scolding, present participle; scolded, past tense;
Remonstrate with or rebuke (someone) angrily
Mom took Anna away, scolding her for her bad behavior
A woman who nags or grumbles constantly
call on the carpet: 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"
someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault
grouch: show one's unhappiness or critical attitude; "He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong"; "We grumbled about the increased work load"
(scolding) chiding: rebuking a person harshly
In the common law of crime in England and Wales, a common scold was a species of public nuisance—a troublesome and angry woman who broke the public peace by habitually arguing and quarreling with her neighbours. ...
A person fond of abusive language, in particular a troublesome and angry woman; To rebuke
(scolding) A succession of critical remarks, such as those directed by a parent towards a misbehaving child
one who persistently nags or criticizes.
(n.): A scold is a person who scolds; that is, someone who often finds fault with people or things (and usually lets you know about it under no uncertain terms)