Definition of chide in English:


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Pronunciation: /tʃʌɪd

verb (past chided or • archaic chid /tʃɪd/; past participle chided or • archaic chidden /ˈtʃɪd(ə)n/)

[with object]



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  • The High Bailiff shall make a stool and mend the pillory to punish chiders and scolders by Christmas.
  • They may chide occasionally but this is done from the perspective of the chidee rather than the chider.
  • The flock of chiders, complainers, carpers, cavilers, and castigators makes it harder and harder to get an optimistic note in edgewise.


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  • I put emphasis on the word fun, twisting it so that it sounded chiding and sarcastic.
  • I could be the chiding uncle, who turns up at the right time, brings educational presents, and tutors the boy on the correct way to do everything.
  • He walked by the door and heard his father's chiding voice in his head, ‘Remember to check the door for heat, no matter what.’


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  • At his expression of surprise, Celeste walked away from him and paced the room, saying chidingly to herself, ‘I know it's a big request and it's probably the worst thing I could ask especially since I have three kids.’
  • ‘Kate,’ she would say chidingly, ‘You're so serious, so solemn for your age.’
  • He spoke chidingly, ‘Now darling, I've told you that I don't want anything I tell you to color your memory.’


Old English cīdan, of unknown origin.

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