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
One calls him “Ourlovesky” and chides him for spending so much time with Playboy magazine.The Mystery of the Allen Ginsberg-Diana Trilling Feud | Gregory Curtis | June 12, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Her family now chides her for having moved to up-and-coming Columbia Heights.The Target Effect, or, How Big Box Is Bringing Washington D.C. Together | Dan Mizrachi | May 11, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He chides us liberals for not taking Purim seriously enough, for relegating it to “a play date for the kids.”
Ari Kohen, a former professor of mine, chides the Romneys for playing up the idea of Mitt as an everyman.
As Obama chides Capitol Hill to act on his stalled jobs bill, nearly 50 senators are holding secret meetings on the budget crisis.In Secret Meetings, Congress Is Still Fiddling Over the Deficit | Patricia Murphy | June 8, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Sometimes it chides us for not having done enough; and then, ag'in it speaks in strong words for havin' done too much.The Deerslayer | James Fenimore Cooper
It is this burning fever which chides thee, and not thy kind master, Richard of England.The Talisman | Sir Walter Scott
A maid explains to Krishna that her mistress is still at her toilet and chides him for arriving so abruptly.The Loves of Krishna in Indian Painting and Poetry | W. G. Archer
He now tenderly chides the people for their dependence upon the crown, especially the leaders.Junius Unmasked | Joel Moody
From the narrow path of virtue Pleasure leads us to more flowery fields, and there Pain meets and chides our wandering.Anima Poet | Samuel Taylor Coleridge
British Dictionary definitions for chide
to rebuke or scold
(tr) to goad into action
- chider, noun
- chidingly, adverb
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