Scold·ing, a. & n. from Scold, v.
Scolding bridle, an iron frame. See Brank, n., 2.
Scold v. i. [imp. & p. p. Scolded; p. pr. & vb. n. Scolding.] 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 ever
I was forced to scold. --Shak.
adj : who is rebuking severely; "the scolding father"
n : rebuking a person harshly [syn: chiding, objurgation, tongue-lashing]