chide

[ chahyd ]
/ tʃaɪd /

verb (used with object), chid·ed or chid [chid] /tʃɪd/, chid·ed or chid or chid·den [chid-n] /ˈtʃɪd n/, chid·ing.

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.

verb (used without object), chid·ed or chid [chid] /tʃɪd/, chid·ed or chid or chid·den [chid-n] /ˈtʃɪd n/, chid·ing.

to scold or reproach; find fault.

Nearby words

  1. chicopee,
  2. chicory,
  3. chicoutimi,
  4. chid,
  5. chidden,
  6. chief,
  7. chief agglutinin,
  8. chief cell,
  9. chief constable,
  10. chief cook and bottlewasher

Origin of chide

before 1000; Middle English chiden, Old English cīdan

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British Dictionary definitions for chiding

chide

/ (tʃaɪd) /

verb chides, chiding, chided, chid, chided, chid or chidden

to rebuke or scold
(tr) to goad into action
Derived Formschider, nounchidingly, adverb

Word Origin for chide

Old English cīdan

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