Scold vs Grounded - What's the difference?

scold | grounded |


As verbs the difference between scold and grounded

is that scold is to rebuke while grounded is (ground).

As a noun scold

is (obsolete) a person fond of abusive language, in particular a troublesome and angry woman.

As an adjective grounded is

(aviation|of an airman) not allowed to fly.

scold

English

Alternative forms

* scould (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (obsolete) A person fond of abusive language, in particular a troublesome and angry woman.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To rebuke.
  • * 1813 , (Pride and Prejudice) , (Jane Austen)
  • A week elapsed before she could see Elizabeth without scolding her —
  • *
  • Molly the dairymaid came a little way from the rickyard, and said she would pluck the pigeon that very night after work. She was always ready to do anything for us boys; and we could never quite make out why they scolded her so for an idle hussy indoors. It seemed so unjust. Looking back, I recollect she had very beautiful brown eyes.

    Synonyms

    * objurgate * rebuke * threap * See also

    Anagrams

    * clods, colds

    grounded

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (aviation, of an airman) Not allowed to fly.
  • (of a person, predicative) Confined to stay inside, typically by a parent, as a punishment.
  • (of a person) Mature]], sensible with well-considered [[priority, priorities.
  • (electricity, North America) Of or pertaining to an electrical conductor which is connected to earth; earthed.
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (ground)
  • Anagrams

    * *