I felt the need to chide her sexual past, but I guess virgins aren’t that bad.


Verb (Transitive)

  1. To express disapproval of; scold.
  2. Obsolete: To be noise about; to chafe against.

Verb (Intransitive)

  1. To utter words of disapprobation and displeasure; to find fault; to contend angrily.
  2. To make a clamorous noise; to chafe.

Noun

  1. A continuous noise or murmur.

Synonyms

blame, rebuke, reprove, scold, censure, reproach, reprehend, reprimand


Pronunciations

  • ˈchīd
  • ˈchid

Origin

From Middle English chiden, from Old English ċīdan. Cognate with German kiden; Old High German kīdal.


Cite this Entry

Modern Language Association (MLA Style)

“Chide.” The Effin’ Word, The Effin’ Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/chide. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

The Effin’ Word, s.v. “chide”, accessed October 31, 2020, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/chide.

The Effin’ Word. (n.d.). Chide. In The Effin’ Word. Retrieved October 31, 2020, from https://effinwords.com/dictionary/chide


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