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v. chid·ed or chid (chĭd), chid·ed or chid or chid·den (chĭd′n), chid·ing, chides
To scold mildly so as to correct or improve; reprimand: chided the boy for his sloppiness.
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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The children and the families are given monthly stipends along with the provision free books, bags, uniforms and shoes so that the chider could study without being burdened.
Chiders and scolds were fined and imprisoned: if this didn't work, they suffered a dousing in the ducking stool.