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Scold
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Scold as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

16 July 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Easy Crossword

We found 42 answers for the crossword clue 'Scold', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Easy Crossword.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Scold a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Scold as an answer itself some 98 times.

Scold is a single word clue made up of 5 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Easy Crossword' on Monday, 19 July 2021 with the answer being BERATE, we also found BERATE to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault
  • 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"
  • Show one's unhappiness or critical attitude; "He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong"; "We grumbled about the increased work load"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

JAW
Holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object

NAG
An old or over-worked horse

RAG
A boisterous practical joke (especially by college students)

4 Letters

RAIL
Any of numerous widely distributed small wading birds of the family Rallidae having short wings and very long toes for running on soft mud

RATE
The relative speed of progress or change; "he lived at a fast pace"; "he works at a great rate"; "the pace of events accelerated"

5 Letters

BASTE
A loose temporary sewing stitch to hold layers of fabric together

CHIDE
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"

HARPY
Large black-and-white crested eagle of tropical America

JAWAT

SHREW
Small mouselike mammal with a long snout; related to moles

6 Letters

BERATE
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"

CHEWUP
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"

GROUCH
A bad-tempered person

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

REBUKE
An act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"

YELLAT

7 Letters

BAWLOUT
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"

CENSURE
Harsh criticism or disapproval

CHEWOUT
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"

GRUMBLE
A loud low dull continuous noise; "they heard the rumbling of thunder"

LAMBAST
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"

LECTURE
Teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class)

REPROOF
An act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"

REPROVE
Take to task; "He admonished the child for his bad behavior"

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

TICKOFF
Put a check mark on or near or next to; "Please check each name on the list"; "tick off the items"; "mark off the units"

TROUNCE
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"

UPBRAID
Express criticism towards; "The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior"

8 Letters

ADMONISH
Admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior; "I warned him not to go too far"; "I warn you against false assumptions"; "She warned him to be quiet"

CALLDOWN
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"

CHASTISE
Censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"

LAMBASTE
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"

9 Letters

CASTIGATE
Censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"

DRESSDOWN
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"

HAVEWORDS
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"

REPRIMAND
An act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"

TERMAGANT
A scolding nagging bad-tempered woman

10 Letters

TAKETOTASK
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"

11 Letters

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

REMONSTRATE
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"

15 Letters

CALLONTHECARPET
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"

TELLATHINGORTWO

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