chide

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v chide censure severely or angrily "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car","The deputy ragged the Prime Minister","The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chide A continuous noise or murmur. "The chide of streams."
    • Chide Fig.: To be noisy about; to chafe against. "The sea that chides the banks of England."
    • Chide To make a clamorous noise; to chafe. "As doth a rock againts the chiding flood."
    • Chide To rebuke; to reprove; to scold; to find fault with. "Upbraided, chid , and rated at."
    • Chide To utter words of disapprobation and displeasure; to find fault; to contend angrily. "Wherefore the people did chide with Moses."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • chide To reprove; rebuke; reprimand; find fault with; blame; scold: as, to chide one for his faults; to chide one for his delay.
    • chide To find fault about; blame; reproach: applied to things: as, to chide one's own folly.
    • chide To strike by way of punishment or admonition.
    • chide To drive or impel by chiding.
    • chide Figuratively, to fret; chafe.
    • chide Synonyms To blame, censure, reproach, upbraid, reprimand.
    • chide To scold; find fault; contend in words of anger; wrangle; grumble; clamor.
    • chide Figuratively, to make a clamorous or murmuring noise.
    • chide To bay, as hounds in full cry.
    • n chide A reproof; a rebuke.
    • n chide A murmuring, complaining, or brawling sound.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Chide chīd to scold, rebuke, reprove by words: to be noisy about, as the sea
    • v.i Chide to make a snarling, murmuring sound, as a dog or trumpet:—pr.p. chid′ing; pa.t. chid, (obs.) chōde; pa.p. chid, chidd′en
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Quotations

  • Isaac Watts
    Isaac Watts
    “Birds in their little nest agree; and 'Tis a shameful sight, when children of one family fall out, and chide, and fight.”
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
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    “The same reason that makes us chide and brawl and fall out with any of our neighbors, causeth a war to follow between Princes.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(imp.) Chid chĭd, or Chode chīd Obs; (p. p.) Chidden Chid; (p. pr. & vb. n.) Chiding

Usage

In literature:

But I chide myself for saying so or thinking so.
"Lives of the Three Mrs. Judsons" by Arabella W. Stuart
The rose, decked with pearly dew, like blushes on the cheek of a chiding mistress.
"Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers" by W. A. Clouston
Mrs. Kelso chided her husband for being hard on Mr. Biggs.
"A Man for the Ages" by Irving Bacheller
And suddenly her former wrath against him rose in her; and she felt like chiding and reproving him.
"The Awakening" by Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy
It will chide us only if we forget for whom we pay money out and whose money it is we pay.
"President Wilson's Addresses" by Woodrow Wilson
Uncle Ben was nowhere near to chide him.
"A Little Mother to the Others" by L. T. Meade
She chides them for their duplicity, then extols them for their prankish playfulness.
"The Vitalized School" by Francis B. Pearson
I was here then, in this very corner, and I remember that I laughed at the cat and chided her for her awkwardness.
"Christmas Tales and Christmas Verse" by Eugene Field
I meet it under the gloom of every shade; it even intrudes itself into your presence and chides me from your arms.
"Dialogues of the Dead" by Lord Lyttelton
Into what dark, deep chasm this wayward one Has sunk, I scarcely know; I will not chide.
"Eyes of Youth" by Various
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In poetry:

I cannot still, her sight to want,
Weep like a thwarted boy,
Cry outright, but with darting gold
He chides me back to joy.
"The Yellow Butterfly" by Manmohan Ghose
Ah, sweetest! cruel have you been,
And robbed my life of many things.
I will not chide; ere this I knew
That Love had wings.
"To Sylvia" by Amy Levy
She chides the harsh-tongued sentinel
Whose musket stops her way,
And hies her from his curious sight
In such sort as she may.
"A Ballad Of 1812" by Sarah Anne Curzon
"The cock doth craw, the day doth daw,
The channerin worm doth chide;
Gin we be mist out o our place,
A sair pain we maun bide.
"The Wife Of Usher's Well" by Andrew Lang
Pride was in the mother's look,
But her head she gravely shook,
And with lips that fondly smiled
Feigned to chide her truant child.
"The Truce of Piscataqua" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Aw seldom went hooam but to sleep,
Tho Bessy ne'er offered to chide;
But grief 'at is silent is deep,
An sorrow's net easy to hide.
"Lamentin' An Repentin'" by John Hartley

In news:

In ad, businessmen chide Obama for pushing ' class warfare ' narrative.
Family grieves Flint homicide victim Vena Fant, lawmaker chides Flint trooper's deployment for right to work protest protection.
Romney hits Nevada, chides ' diminished ' Obama.
I used to chide my hipster friends for buying records.
Obama chides Congress, prods Europe to act to keep economic crisis from spreading, worsening.
Education Department Chides Hawaii for Use of Grant Dollars.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, today chided Republicans for offering only an " empty letter" at the table for negotiating how to deal with the looming "fiscal cliff.".
David Simon Heralds Obama Victory, Chides ' Fearful ' Conservative 'Fools'.
Ref Chides Schiano, Friedman Backs Up Rick.
Gore Chides Obama on Global Warming Priorities.
President Obama chided a heckler at rally on Thursday at Ohio State University, telling the man, " sir, I'm hear to speak to these folks, you can hold your own rally, you're being rude.".
A strong advocate for a smaller federal government, he's chiding the Obama administration for not helping more during the Texas wildfires.
IMF chides EU for "critically incomplete " crisis response.
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton railed Monday at local advertisements that chide the city for favoring corporate tax breaks over citizens.
Friedman ("Roto-Rooter," column, April 16) correctly chides France for not engaging aggressively with the totalitarian and repressive Syrian government.
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