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chide

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Pronunciation: /tʃʌɪd
 
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Definition of chide in English:

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

[with object]
Scold or rebuke: she chided him for not replying to her letters [with direct speech]: ‘Now, now,’ he chided
More example sentences
  • One guy in a pickup pulls over and chides them for criticizing Wal-Mart.
  • He gently chided the organizers of another event, where he gave his talk in front of an empty wall.
  • I gently chided her for leaving me to face this cancer on my own.
Synonyms

Origin

Old English cīdan, of unknown origin.

Derivatives

chider

1
noun
Example sentences
  • 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.

chiding

2
adjective
Example sentences
  • 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.’

chidingly

3
adverb
Example sentences
  • 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.’

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