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chide

 (chīd)
v. chid·ed or chid (chĭd), chid·ed or chid or chid·den (chĭd′n), chid·ing, chides
v.tr.
To scold mildly so as to correct or improve; reprimand: chided the boy for his sloppiness.
v.intr.
To express disapproval.

[Middle English chiden, from Old English cīdan, from cīd, strife, contention.]

chid′er n.
chid′ing·ly adv.
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Bunker would be very sorry to hear you say she doesn't care," the nurse said, almost chidingly, after letting Judy rant for a few minutes.
43) Ibid, 246: Margherita somewhat chidingly says, "Conveniently enough, Signor Annibal finds the occasion to mix discussions of love in this proposition.