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chide

[chahyd] /tʃaɪd/
verb (used with object), chided or chid
[chid] /tʃɪd/ (Show IPA),
chided or chid or chidden
[chid-n] /ˈtʃɪd n/ (Show IPA),
chiding.
1.
to express disapproval of; scold; reproach:
The principal chided the children for their thoughtless pranks.
2.
to harass, nag, impel, or the like by chiding:
She chided him into apologizing.
verb (used without object), chided or chid
[chid] /tʃɪd/ (Show IPA),
chided or chid or chidden
[chid-n] /ˈtʃɪd n/ (Show IPA),
chiding.
3.
to scold or reproach; find fault.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English chiden, Old English cīdan
Related forms
chider, noun
chidingly, adverb
outchide, verb (used with object), outchided or outchid, outchided or outchid or outchidden, outchiding.
unchid, adjective
unchidden, adjective
unchided, adjective
unchiding, adjective
unchidingly, adverb
Synonyms
1, 3. reprove, rebuke, censure, upbraid, blame.
Antonyms
1, 3. praise.
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Examples from the web for chiding
  • In essence, he was chiding the media for not doing its job.
  • He begins by chiding the mainstream media for its selective reporting on this controversial topic.
  • All the functions of human duty irritate and lash him forward, bemoaning and chiding, until they are performed.
  • Headlines about bishops chiding the government are also double-edged.
British Dictionary definitions for chiding

chide

/tʃaɪd/
verb chides, chiding, chided, chid, chided, chid, chidden
1.
to rebuke or scold
2.
(transitive) to goad into action
Derived Forms
chider, noun
chidingly, adverb
Word Origin
Old English cīdan
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Word Origin and History for chiding

chide

v.

late 12c., "scold, nag, rail," originally intransitive, from Old English cidan "to contend, quarrel, complain." Not found outside Old English (though Liberman says it is "probably related to OHG *kîdal 'wedge,'" with a sense evolution from "brandishing sticks" to "scold, reprove"). Past tense, past participle can be chided or chid or even (past participle) chidden (Shakespeare used it); present participle is chiding.

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