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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.]
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|Noun||1.||chiding - rebuking a person harshly |
rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval - an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"
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