chiding


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chiding - rebuking a person harshlychiding - 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"
wigging, wig - British slang for a scolding
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That holy dream -- that holy dream, While all the world were chiding, Hath cheered me as a lovely beam A lonely spirit guiding.
A thing to be considered of in both is their receiving of punishments, and I am now reminded that the girl Irene (whom I take in this matter to be your mouthpiece) complains that I am not sufficiently severe with David, and do leave the chiding of him for offences against myself to her in the hope that he will love her less and me more thereby.
Though methinks ye merit chiding for the grievous poor courtesy with which thou didst treat the great Bishop of Norwich the past week.
There was the first of them, awaiting her upon the very portal; a robust old white-haired man, chiding her for returning home so late.
North Korea on Monday said its nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile program is non-negotiable, chiding the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) group for rebuking the isolated communist country but not the United States for its 'hostile policy' toward Pyongyang.
21, 2010, SPA -- US President Barack Obama revved up his effort on Saturday to curb corporate influence on US political campaigns, chiding Republicans for keeping the public "in the dark" by opposing a reform bill.