to express disapproval of; scold; reproach: The principal chided the children for their thoughtless pranks.
to harass, nag, impel, or the like by chiding: She chided him into apologizing.
to scold or reproach; find fault.
- chider, noun
- chid·ing·ly, adverb
- outchide, 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, adjective
- un·chid·den, adjective
- un·chid·ed, adjective
- un·chid·ing, adjective
- un·chid·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use chide in a sentence
She chides me about cutting corners, noting that details matter.Homemade dumplings bring me closer to family this Lunar New Year, even from far away | Marian Liu | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
My mother chided me before she went to bed and again in the morning when she woke to see my sister off to school.Traditional school isn’t always the way to go, and I wish my parents had seen that earlier | Kenneth R. Rosen | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
Amazon cloud boss chides Pentagon for awarding Microsoft lucrative contractMoreover, Jassy will have a group of lieutenants — policy, human resource, legal and operations chiefs — who are seasoned in the fights the company has long faced.Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos‘s successor will inherit his challenges | Jay Greene, Cat Zakrzewski | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
Border Patrol officers chided the commissioner for being “soft on aliens” and for turning the INS “into a service organization for the illegals.”The DHS secretary could chart a new path on immigration. Will he? | Adam Goodman | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
What sort of a Golden Rule would it be that allowed a little girl to be chidden for carrying out its precepts.A Dear Little Girl at School | Amy E. Blanchard
I would be chidden for a month rather than that you should lose this ball,—you would be so happy, and so much admired!'Discipline | Mary Brunton
Roisia was almost in tears, for she had just been sharply chidden for choosing too pale a shade of blue.A Forgotten Hero | Emily Sarah Holt
Indeed, Mrs. Butler was sometimes chidden for removing these implements of pastime into some closet or corner out of sight.The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Volume 2, Illustrated | Sir Walter Scott
Then he turned his face to her like a chidden child, and she spoke to him no more.The Locusts' Years | Mary Helen Fee
British Dictionary definitions for chide
to rebuke or scold
(tr) to goad into action
- chider, noun
- chidingly, adverb
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