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vb. (en-simple past of: chide)


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  1. v. censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup" [syn: call on the carpet, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast]

  2. [also: chidden, chid]

Usage examples of "chid".

For all that, Marvell has excelled himself with his verse though I have chid him for some ugly rhyming and the childlike brickbats it does cast against the art of painting.

She chid her woman for the rancour of her remarks, and undertook to refute the articles of his dispraise.

In this deplorable condition he was found by our adventurer, who gently chid him for his want of resolution, and again repelled his sorrow, by arousing his resentment against the innocent cause of his disquiet, having beforehand forged the particulars of provocation.

Monimia, who, in a most dignified style of rebuke, chid her for her indelicacy and presumption, observing, that she could have no title to take such freedoms with lodgers, whose punctuality and regular deportment left her no room to complain.

She pointed to Nashta, and the King chid the girl, and sent her forth lean with his shifted displeasure, as a kitten slinks wet from a fishpond where it had thought to catch a great fish.

And she chid Koorookh angrily, he with a heavy eye sulking, and keeping the sullen feathers close upon his poll.

The singing done, she viewed him kinder-eyed, Till eyes met eyes--when she did pout and frown, And chid him that his song was something sad, And vowed so strange a Fool was never seen.

Hitherto the impossible, the silly thought to be laughed out of her head, the desire for which she would have chid herself durst she have faced it seriously--was it become a very truth?

Every night she chid herself for doing what she had never done before--for nourishing unkindness.

Jones chid the pedagogue for his interruption, and then the stranger proceeded.

And hence I have chid him as being one of those who bring forward the fatal revolution prophesied by Mr.