Definition Of chide


scold or rebuke.

she chided him for not replying to her letters

Example Of chide

  • At his expression of surprise, Celeste walked away from him and paced the room, saying chidingly to herself, ‘I know it's a big request and it's probably the worst thing I could ask especially since I have three kids.’

  • ‘Kate,’ she would say chidingly , ‘You're so serious, so solemn for your age.’

  • ‘No, he didn't do that,’ Ryder's voice said chidingly , cutting into my thoughts.

  • ‘That's not what I mean,’ I bite my nails nervously until Michael slaps my hand down, chidingly .

  • ‘You're hurting me, you're hurting me,’ her daughter chides her.

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