verb (used with object), chid·ed or chid [chid] /tʃɪd/, chid·ed or chid or chid·den [chid-n] /ˈtʃɪd n/, chid·ing.
verb (used without object), chid·ed or chid [chid] /tʃɪd/, chid·ed or chid or chid·den [chid-n] /ˈtʃɪd n/, chid·ing.
Origin of chide
Synonyms for chide
Antonyms for chide
Related Words for chidrebuke, scold, censure, berate, blame, admonish, upbraid, castigate, reprimand, reproach, condemn, reprehend, flay, rate, reprove, check, monish, lesson
Examples from the Web for chid
Historical Examples of chid
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
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
verb chides, chiding, chided, chid, chided, chid or chidden
Word Origin for chide
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.