chid´ing|ly

chid´ing|ly
chide «chyd», verb, chid|ed, or chid, chid|ed, chid, or chid|den, chid|ing.
–v.t.
to find fault with; blame; scold; reproach: »

The waitress chided me for knocking my glass on the restaurant floor.

SYNONYM(S): rebuke, reprove, reprimand. See syn. under scold. (Cf.scold)
–v.i.
to find fault; speak in rebuke: »

The old caretaker was always scolding and chiding.

SYNONYM(S): rebuke, reprove, reprimand. See syn. under scold. (Cf.scold)
[Old English cīdan]
chid´er, noun.
chid´ing|ly, adverb.

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