Definition of

Chide

  1. (verb, communication) censure severely or angrily
    The deputy ragged the Prime Minister
    The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup

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Alternate forms of Chide

Derivations: chiding

Hyponyms: brush down, castigate, chasten, chastise, correct, objurgate, tell off

Hypernyms: criticise, criticize, knock, pick apart

Origin of the word Chide

  1. c.1175, "scold, nag, rail," originally intransitive, from O.E. cidan "quarrel." Only in English. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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