American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To scold mildly so as to correct or improve; reprimand: chided the boy for his sloppiness.
- v. To express disapproval.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To reprove; rebuke; reprimand; find fault with; blame; scold: as, to chide one for his faults; to chide one for his delay.
- To find fault about; blame; reproach: applied to things: as, to chide one's own folly.
- To strike by way of punishment or admonition.
- To drive or impel by chiding.
- Figuratively, to fret; chafe.
- Synonyms To blame, censure, reproach, upbraid, reprimand.
- To scold; find fault; contend in words of anger; wrangle; grumble; clamor.
- Figuratively, to make a clamorous or murmuring noise.
- To bay, as hounds in full cry.
- n. A reproof; a rebuke.
- n. A murmuring, complaining, or brawling sound.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To rebuke; to reprove; to scold; to find fault with.
- v. Fig.: To be noisy about; to chafe against.
- v. To utter words of disapprobation and displeasure; to find fault; to contend angrily.
- v. To make a clamorous noise; to chafe.
- n. A continuous noise or murmur.
- v. censure severely or angrily
- From Middle English childen ("to chide, rebuke, disapprove, criticize; complain, grumble, dispute; argue, debate, dispute, quarrel"), from Old English ċīdan ("to chide, reprove, rebuke; blame, contend, strive, quarrel, complain") (Wiktionary)
- Middle English chiden, from Old English cīdan, from cīd, strife, contention. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“ I am just of the same mind, no more, nor no less, said the hostess, for I never have any quiet hour in my house, but when thou art hearing those books whereon thou art so besotted, as then thou dost only forget to chide, which is thy ordinary exercise at other times.”
“Limbaugh added Buckley would "chide" him with "a little note," when he "thought we were incorrect or whatever.”
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“It showed me also that Jesus Christ had yet a word of grace and mercy for me, that He had not, as I had feared, quite forsaken and cast off my soul; yea, this was a kind of chide for my proneness to desperation; a kind of threatening of me, if I did not, notwithstanding my sins, and the heinousness of them, venture my salvation upon the Son of God.”
“John Stennis, the powerful senator from Mississippi, a Democrat, would later chide me for meddling in the politics of his state.”
“My dad would laugh and chide them to be more kind.”
“Whether I am listening to a commentator chide the Congressman for not being "transparent" early on as he should have been, or a tutorial about what you should or shouldn't be transparent about when Tweeting, they are superficial arguments, akin to arguing over what interior design of a car is more optimal while ignoring it has only 3 wheels.”
“He made the effort to know us, to talk to us, reassure us, chide us gently when he had to, deal with the mundane worries we sometimes thrust on him, sometimes take the rap for the faults of his devotees, but he was always there.”
“I can't imagine the best response is really to chide them for being too excited.”
“He would chide us that we should never speak of "Muslim" and "non-Muslim.”
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