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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 chidden

Historical Examples

  • And I was chidden for setting you against complying with your father's will.

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson

  • You have chidden me, and again will, I doubt not, for the liberties I take with some of your relations.

    Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson

  • When she had announced her choice of a day, they had chidden her.

    Bride of the Mistletoe

    James Lane Allen

  • Love brooded above and around him—timid, chidden, but absolute, adoring.

  • Speak when ye're spoken to, do what ye're bidden, come when ye're ca'd, an' ye'll no be chidden.

    The Proverbs of Scotland

    Alexander Hislop


British Dictionary definitions for chidden

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 chidden

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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