chide
verb (chid or chided; chid or chidden or chided; chiding) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English cīdan to quarrel, chide, from cīd strife Date: before 12th century intransitive verb to speak out in angry or displeased rebuke transitive verb to voice disapproval to ; reproach in a usually mild and constructive manner ; scold Synonyms: see reprove

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  • Chide — (ch[imac]d), v. t. [imp. {Chid} (ch[i^]d), or {Chode} (ch[imac]d Obs.); p. p. {Chidden}, {Chid}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Chiding}.] [AS. c[=i]dan; of unknown origin.] 1. To rebuke; to reprove; to scold; to find fault with. [1913 Webster] Upbraided, chid …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chide — Chide, v. i. 1. To utter words of disapprobation and displeasure; to find fault; to contend angrily. [1913 Webster] Wherefore the people did chide with Moses. Ex. xvii. 2. [1913 Webster] 2. To make a clamorous noise; to chafe. [1913 Webster] As… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chide — Chide, n. [AS. c[=i]d] A continuous noise or murmur. [1913 Webster] The chide of streams. Thomson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chide — [tʃaıd] v [I and T] written [: Old English; Origin: cidan to quarrel, chide , from cid fighting ] to tell someone that you do not approve of something that they have done or said = ↑scold ▪ Edward, you are naughty, Dorothy chided. chide sb for… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • chide — [ tʃaıd ] verb intransitive or transitive MAINLY LITERARY to criticize someone or speak to them in an angry way because you think their behavior is wrong: REBUKE: chide someone for something: The company was chided for its lack of original… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • chide — index blame, browbeat, castigate, censure, complain (criticize), condemn (blame), criticize ( …   Law dictionary

  • chide — late 12c., scold, nag, rail, originally intransitive, from O.E. 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… …   Etymology dictionary

  • chide — reproach, *reprove, rebuke, reprimand, admonish Analogous words: *criticize, reprehend, censure, blame, condemn, denounce: *scold, upbraid, rate, berate Antonyms: commend Contrasted words: applaud, compliment (see COMMEND): *praise, laud, extol …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • chide — meaning ‘scold’, in current usage has a past tense and past participle chided, although these forms have been unstable (with chid, chode, and chidden also recorded) over the word s thousand years of history …   Modern English usage

  • chide — [v] criticize, lecture admonish, berate, blame, call down*, call on the carpet*, castigate, censure, check, condemn, exprobate, find fault, flay, give a hard time*, lesson, monish, rate, rebuke, reprehend, reprimand, reproach, reprove, scold,… …   New thesaurus

  • chide — ► VERB (past chided or chid; past part. chided or archaic chidden) ▪ scold or rebuke. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

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