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chide

[chahyd]
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verb (used with object), chid·ed or chid [chid] /tʃɪd/, chid·ed or chid or chid·den [chid-n] /ˈtʃɪd n/, chid·ing.
  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.
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verb (used without object), chid·ed or chid [chid] /tʃɪd/, chid·ed or chid or chid·den [chid-n] /ˈtʃɪd n/, chid·ing.
  1. to scold or reproach; find fault.
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Origin of chide

before 1000; Middle English chiden, Old English cīdan
Related formschid·er, nounchid·ing·ly, adverbout·chide, verb (used with object), out·chid·ed or out·chid, out·chid·ed or out·chid or out·chid·den, out·chid·ing.un·chid, adjectiveun·chid·den, adjectiveun·chid·ed, adjectiveun·chid·ing, adjectiveun·chid·ing·ly, adverb

Synonyms

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1, 3. reprove, rebuke, censure, upbraid, blame.

Antonyms

1, 3. praise.
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Examples from the Web for chid

Historical Examples

  • Indeed she chid Margaret for her lack of gaiety upon such an occasion.

    Fair Margaret

    H. Rider Haggard

  • His answer was a sigh, and when she chid him for it, he essayed a smile that was yet more melancholy.

    The Tavern Knight

    Rafael Sabatini

  • I chid her for her awkwardness in waiting on me, and repulsed her at every step.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • But the man noticed nothing in his impatience, and only chid her for her slowness.

    In Kings' Byways

    Stanley J. Weyman

  • But Cnut looked gloomy, at which I chid him; but he was silent.

    Elsket

    Thomas Nelson Page


British Dictionary definitions for chid

chide

verb chides, chiding, chided, chid, chided, chid or chidden
  1. to rebuke or scold
  2. (tr) to goad into action
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Derived Formschider, nounchidingly, adverb

Word Origin

Old English cīdan
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Word Origin and History for chid

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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