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scolding

noun

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scolding

verb
present participle of scold

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The first known use of scolding was in 1547

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“Scolding.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/scolding. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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